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Mandrake: fileutils/coreutils Denial of service vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake 'ls' can be made to segfault upon listing directories with large numbers of files on an amd64 platform.

Mandrakelinux Update Advisory

 Package name:           fileutils
 Advisory ID:            MDKA-2004:014
 Date:                   April 6th, 2004

 Affected versions:	 9.2, Corporate Server 2.1

 Problem Description:

 The version of ls bundled with fileutils and, in later versions of
 Mandrakelinux, coreutils would segfault on listing directories with a
 large number of files in them, on the amd64 platform.
 The updated packages correct the problem.


 Updated Packages:
 Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
 a32809d2088d2e0daa078afe79720f14  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/fileutils-4.1.11-6.2.C21mdk.x86_64.rpm
 b60bb2de3c0d2b9719a7c18b3500299b  x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/fileutils-4.1.11-6.2.C21mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 9.2/AMD64:
 efff6da7058694b293954f1cafa7dec2  amd64/9.2/RPMS/coreutils-5.0-7.2.92mdk.amd64.rpm
 d5027e009d0198f012f09320df771917  amd64/9.2/RPMS/coreutils-doc-5.0-7.2.92mdk.amd64.rpm
 8ef2e3725b5cfe2a0b0de1d8ed50031d  amd64/9.2/SRPMS/coreutils-5.0-7.2.92mdk.src.rpm

 Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

  332 - ls segfaults on listing large directories

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

 A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

 All packages are signed by Mandrakesoft for security.  You can obtain
 the GPG public key of the Mandrakelinux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

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

 You can view other update advisories for Mandrakelinux at:

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

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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