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Mandrake Previous versions of XEmacs had a problem with the gnuserv application. Versions prior to 21.1.14 could allow arbitrary code to be executed by overrunning the magic cookie buffer.


                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           xemacs
Date:                   January 31st, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:019

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1

Problem Description:

 Previous versions of XEmacs had a problem with the gnuserv application.
 Versions prior to 21.1.14 could allow arbitrary code to be executed by
 overrunning the magic cookie buffer, as well as accepting the prefix of
 valid magic cookies (i.e. "12" is accepted if the cookie is

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
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
b8e5c05dbcc706ed61ecd9001beb3b30  6.0/RPMS/xemacs-21.1.14-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
fc91001fe7ea05fe7217d3e603504961  6.0/RPMS/xemacs-el-21.1.14-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
b5f378acd194237be1035928c2313cb7  6.0/RPMS/xemacs-extras-21.1.14-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
261a09a22bdfc52bbdaddfb56606ac55  6.0/RPMS/xemacs-info-21.1.14-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
580d7e13c957667303c8a785b1e221cf  6.0/RPMS/xemacs-mule-21.1.14-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
47e68c0edd0068b0f28e47a1cd874769  6.0/SRPMS/xemacs-21.1.14-1.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
9450e7f1145d0445d8e7d20ad116b2c0  6.1/RPMS/xemacs-21.1.14-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
4eea0a7c44f6254dedf44aa6553ba798  6.1/RPMS/xemacs-el-21.1.14-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
cc176a8700a562af685936aa7ecdf9f8  6.1/RPMS/xemacs-extras-21.1.14-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
5e753b5023aa1d112836bd26cd43bc7d  6.1/RPMS/xemacs-info-21.1.14-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
27730462dbe0b9398f4a7fc9a123928d  6.1/RPMS/xemacs-mule-21.1.14-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
47e68c0edd0068b0f28e47a1cd874769  6.1/SRPMS/xemacs-21.1.14-1.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
2e4aae650d766a19c23adb6455d2fb2f  7.0/RPMS/xemacs-21.1.14-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
025cb08b83218f67ba91b73adefac6ea  7.0/RPMS/xemacs-el-21.1.14-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
f19c1a13a02ff363775d67b24e4a7268  7.0/RPMS/xemacs-extras-21.1.14-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
4c6f7480e1f8e052ef8dc5c2b6a14e17  7.0/RPMS/xemacs-info-21.1.14-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
9ff4e3f24ebc59e07778f729ac3000e1  7.0/RPMS/xemacs-mule-21.1.14-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
805844d58850adf516d341b440a7c155  7.0/SRPMS/xemacs-21.1.14-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
e135fcb46946b26e045efe7a68d65558  7.1/RPMS/xemacs-21.1.14-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
075a05d6630298d019328849f5579a3a  7.1/RPMS/xemacs-el-21.1.14-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
d76286b58065eea5d0a460904eadfb82  7.1/RPMS/xemacs-extras-21.1.14-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
49406c5474fe84b8078fd7ee87d4c1bb  7.1/RPMS/xemacs-info-21.1.14-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
bba627d3893c6d22eeb0d471e56c667b  7.1/RPMS/xemacs-mule-21.1.14-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
805844d58850adf516d341b440a7c155  7.1/SRPMS/xemacs-21.1.14-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
7f07b37a7c2dc0e134a6bcc7c0800a66  7.2/RPMS/xemacs-21.1.14-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
61ee49e216fba7577c8e008542483b6f  7.2/RPMS/xemacs-el-21.1.14-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
99d054e42839e9b995fc8528f367627c  7.2/RPMS/xemacs-extras-21.1.14-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
acc75cc37faece073f7b3f40f700a85b  7.2/RPMS/xemacs-info-21.1.14-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
cd5827b5f845c264fd6a4c47581674bc  7.2/RPMS/xemacs-mule-21.1.14-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
6a716acc84f96da9b70f6eb6082a7232  7.2/SRPMS/xemacs-21.1.14-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
e135fcb46946b26e045efe7a68d65558  1.0.1/RPMS/xemacs-21.1.14-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
075a05d6630298d019328849f5579a3a  1.0.1/RPMS/xemacs-el-21.1.14-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
d76286b58065eea5d0a460904eadfb82  1.0.1/RPMS/xemacs-extras-21.1.14-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
49406c5474fe84b8078fd7ee87d4c1bb  1.0.1/RPMS/xemacs-info-21.1.14-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
bba627d3893c6d22eeb0d471e56c667b  1.0.1/RPMS/xemacs-mule-21.1.14-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
805844d58850adf516d341b440a7c155  1.0.1/SRPMS/xemacs-21.1.14-1.2mdk.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:

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

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

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

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

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anyone can subscribe to:

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