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Mandrake Passwords given to passwd via stdin are one character shorter than they are supposed to be. He also discovered that pam may not have been sufficiently initialized to ensure safe and proper operation.

Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory

 Package name:           passwd
 Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2004:045
 Date:                   May 17th, 2004

 Affected versions:	 10.0, 9.1, 9.2, Corporate Server 2.1,
			 Multi Network Firewall 8.2

 Problem Description:

 Steve Grubb found some problems in the passwd program.  Passwords given
 to passwd via stdin are one character shorter than they are supposed to
 be.  He also discovered that pam may not have been sufficiently
 initialized to ensure safe and proper operation.  A few small memory
 leaks have been fixed as well.
 The updated packages are patched to correct these problems.

 Updated Packages:
 Mandrakelinux 10.0:
 869033ec6feaad1dbcab68f7920f17a2  10.0/RPMS/passwd-0.68-2.2.100mdk.i586.rpm
 965e9cd1e2cafcd0678c0a295c8d1da0  10.0/SRPMS/passwd-0.68-2.2.100mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 10.0/AMD64:
 9cc620bae72e31318778f29f49aeaf36  amd64/10.0/RPMS/passwd-0.68-2.2.100mdk.amd64.rpm
 965e9cd1e2cafcd0678c0a295c8d1da0  amd64/10.0/SRPMS/passwd-0.68-2.2.100mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 2.1:
 30be38bdbee75c463e63d58a6d79d0d2  corporate/2.1/RPMS/passwd-0.67-5.2.C21mdk.i586.rpm
 e1feb25f44e9994fcaefbac7b9462c36  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/passwd-0.67-5.2.C21mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
 f5a299350ce570e4cd5ea62c3e18df45  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/passwd-0.67-5.2.C21mdk.x86_64.rpm
 e1feb25f44e9994fcaefbac7b9462c36  x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/passwd-0.67-5.2.C21mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 9.1:
 2d0ec037c2a491288fa0e8febe7ddb88  9.1/RPMS/passwd-0.68-2.2.91mdk.i586.rpm
 2286c3804aead3235aa95e68d22528be  9.1/SRPMS/passwd-0.68-2.2.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 9.1/PPC:
 fdeec3e03e2b6eb9995dfe8b97a6dff1  ppc/9.1/RPMS/passwd-0.68-2.2.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 2286c3804aead3235aa95e68d22528be  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/passwd-0.68-2.2.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 9.2:
 ab219f0f732de4d65c66ad3d92e34855  9.2/RPMS/passwd-0.68-2.2.92mdk.i586.rpm
 feec687b7b497f64c97ff62d23884caa  9.2/SRPMS/passwd-0.68-2.2.92mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 9.2/AMD64:
 860029cdf43c7451f1a8f9360fccbf0d  amd64/9.2/RPMS/passwd-0.68-2.2.92mdk.amd64.rpm
 feec687b7b497f64c97ff62d23884caa  amd64/9.2/SRPMS/passwd-0.68-2.2.92mdk.src.rpm

 Multi Network Firewall 8.2:
 dba7a6584826bbf08929760ac5e7cfd2  mnf8.2/RPMS/passwd-0.64.1-9.2.M82mdk.i586.rpm
 8c231cd59ab8ea3c5ad721f6c318d7e1  mnf8.2/SRPMS/passwd-0.64.1-9.2.M82mdk.src.rpm

 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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