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Mandrake SNF: 'gzip' Multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Mandrake There are two problems with the gzip archiving program; the first is a crash when an input file name is over 1020 characters, and the second is a buffer overflow that could be exploited if gzip is run on a server such as an FTP server.

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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
________________________________________________________________________

Package name:           gzip
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2002:011
Date:                   January 31st, 2002
Affected versions:      7.1, 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, Corporate Server 1.0.1,
                        Single Network Firewall 7.2
________________________________________________________________________

Problem Description:

 There are two problems with the gzip archiving program; the first is
 a crash when an input file name is over 1020 characters, and the second
 is a buffer overflow that could be exploited if gzip is run on a server
 such as an FTP server.  The patch applied is from the gzip developers
 and the problems have been fixed in the latest beta.
________________________________________________________________________

References:

   http://www.gzip.org/#patch
________________________________________________________________________

Updated Packages:

 Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
 3f6150749a54bf1b23883aef86a56d3b  7.1/RPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.2mdk.i586.rpm
 66a43cdb4e1aa47cd21c73fd2ce7486b  7.1/SRPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.2mdk.src.rpm

 Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
 d8cbd0398f776074a1966306d4d4ec01  7.2/RPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.i586.rpm
 462664bd9f12cda8e73160ffff98770f  7.2/SRPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.0:
 62856680235f87c6ad3327d5b7fa0dbb  8.0/RPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.i586.rpm
 462664bd9f12cda8e73160ffff98770f  8.0/SRPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.0/ppc:
 a8390f5cffaa178e4d072a15c16d44e9  ppc/8.0/RPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 462664bd9f12cda8e73160ffff98770f  ppc/8.0/SRPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1:
 0c4bd47c8314d2df3b5dd98476a75c80  8.1/RPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.i586.rpm
 462664bd9f12cda8e73160ffff98770f  8.1/SRPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1/ia64:
 ac92d89175214285cf11d2663744a040  ia64/8.1/RPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.ia64.rpm
 462664bd9f12cda8e73160ffff98770f  ia64/8.1/SRPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 1.0.1:
 3f6150749a54bf1b23883aef86a56d3b  1.0.1/RPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.2mdk.i586.rpm
 66a43cdb4e1aa47cd21c73fd2ce7486b  1.0.1/SRPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.2mdk.src.rpm

 Single Network Firewall 7.2:
 d8cbd0398f776074a1966306d4d4ec01  snf7.2/RPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.i586.rpm
 462664bd9f12cda8e73160ffff98770f  snf7.2/SRPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.src.rpm
________________________________________________________________________

Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):

________________________________________________________________________

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

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

   http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/ftp.php

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig 

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

  https://www.mandrakesecure.net/RPM-GPG-KEYS

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

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

   http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/advisories/

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by
visiting:

   http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/mlist.php

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
________________________________________________________________________

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
  <security@linux-mandrake.com>


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