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Mandrake: 'inn' temp file vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the inn program.

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                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
________________________________________________________________________

Package name:           inn
Date:                   January 10th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:010

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
________________________________________________________________________

Problem Description:

 WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the inn
 program.  This condition is due partly to the way inn is compiled and
 configured on some Linux distributions, including Linux-Mandrake, and
 partly due to the lack of information in the inn package detailing
 potential security problems if you do not tell inn to use a private
 temporary directory.  The patch supplied by WireX that creates
 temporary files correctly has been applied, and the temporary directory
 that inn uses has been moved from /usr/tmp to /var/spool/news/tmp which
 is available solely to the news user which inn runs as.
________________________________________________________________________

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:
  rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team at
   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/RPM-GPG-KEYS
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
b3d6543a36b6892ab47fd0886c5878a5  6.0/RPMS/inews-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
0eb3f23a945f5a3c4e4590f3ad6a4e93  6.0/RPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
16b44139d6e95ecd036657cfb22c2103  6.0/RPMS/inn-devel-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
ecc8e3e782681f98f90ed56e6e6df43a  6.0/SRPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
09b0c500964751218c12ea49919d130b  6.1/RPMS/inews-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
8d13f9b913c747b559208c149b0f840a  6.1/RPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
572b7bb5fdb4dc67289f23606576dd09  6.1/RPMS/inn-devel-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
ecc8e3e782681f98f90ed56e6e6df43a  6.1/SRPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
47e81d95a38c65f6c24f0cfa9191d010  7.0/RPMS/inews-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
c896dcfaca61f889dba4577df4e6b60f  7.0/RPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
b7ab9c66a1f00dc3352c88698154c549  7.0/RPMS/inn-devel-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
ecc8e3e782681f98f90ed56e6e6df43a  7.0/SRPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
4de129346319bca43e33ac84c04329c0  7.1/RPMS/inews-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
b5458c670d5a87952bb7ebee3ea498fb  7.1/RPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
acca5e4cc284f8c34aca73a795e611ca  7.1/RPMS/inn-devel-2.2.3-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
ecc8e3e782681f98f90ed56e6e6df43a  7.1/SRPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
8ef8d2af5d2117bbb922300193602098  7.2/RPMS/inews-2.2.3-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
bb6cae5782ffc98f83f5ed4b49ca2017  7.2/RPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
1633a12236555d36b97d862385cfdbce  7.2/RPMS/inn-devel-2.2.3-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
bccd827c3cba37b0b5168e591f3baa6a  7.2/SRPMS/inn-2.2.3-1.1mdk.src.rpm
________________________________________________________________________

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".

You can download the updates directly from one of the mirror sites
listed at:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3.

Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory.
For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for
Linux-Mandrake 7.2, look for it in "updates/7.2/RPMS/".  Updated source
RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download
them.

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
update.

You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake at:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
________________________________________________________________________

Linux-Mandrake has two security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

  Linux-Mandrake's security announcements mailing list.  Only
  announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com

  Linux-Mandrake's security discussion mailing list.  This list is open
  to anyone to discuss Linux-Mandrake security specifically and Linux
  security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "unsubscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe
from either list:

   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/flists.php3#security
________________________________________________________________________


 
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