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Mandriva: Updated libast packages fixes buffer overflow vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake Buffer overflow in Library of Assorted Spiffy Things (LibAST) 0.6.1 and earlier, as used in Eterm and possibly other software, allows local users to execute arbitrary code as the utmp user via a long -X argument. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDKSA-2006:029
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Package : libast
 Date    : February 2, 2006
 Affected: 2006.0
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Problem Description:
 
 Buffer overflow in Library of Assorted Spiffy Things (LibAST) 0.6.1
 and earlier, as used in Eterm and possibly other software, allows
 local users to execute arbitrary code as the utmp user via a long -X
 argument.
 
 The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:
 
 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0224
 _______________________________________________________________________
 
 Updated Packages:
 
 Mandriva Linux 2006.0:
 bf46177b085a67b202f18b755e34ce60  2006.0/RPMS/libast2-0.6.1-2.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm
 16fb69d856d3e877606e8551c359f80c  2006.0/RPMS/libast2-devel-0.6.1-2.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm
 cc286e5022b221bc91179ac18e39f22b  2006.0/SRPMS/libast-0.6.1-2.1.20060mdk.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2006.0/X86_64:
 63ecae854470eed332836e1ccd231fd0  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/lib64ast2-0.6.1-2.1.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
 03cba4d84d22a70711e096bab7db33f4  x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/lib64ast2-devel-0.6.1-2.1.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
 cc286e5022b221bc91179ac18e39f22b  x86_64/2006.0/SRPMS/libast-0.6.1-2.1.20060mdk.src.rpm
 _______________________________________________________________________

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

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

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_(at)_mandriva.com
 _______________________________________________________________________

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