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Mandriva: Subject: [Security Announce] [ MDVSA-2008:198 ] R-base Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake A symlink vulnerability was found in the javareconf script in R that allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files (CVE-2008-3931). The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.

 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2008:198

 Package : R-base
 Date    : September 16, 2008
 Affected: 2008.0, 2008.1

 Problem Description:

 A symlink vulnerability was found in the javareconf script in R that
 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files (CVE-2008-3931).
 The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Linux 2008.0:
 9a5c7a09fdf572a74368fae673d6b3b4  2008.0/i586/libRmath-2.5.1-3.1mdv2008.0.i586.rpm
 6aac2b83064741ec5301191ef28cf01c  2008.0/i586/libRmath-devel-2.5.1-3.1mdv2008.0.i586.rpm
 e2c37f14844baf407ab485899b5d25a5  2008.0/i586/R-base-2.5.1-3.1mdv2008.0.i586.rpm 
 55f08e70cb31f63c32656229496f2cc1  2008.0/SRPMS/R-base-2.5.1-3.1mdv2008.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.0/X86_64:
 c10af1c79d4a77e0c7b67d197f9d736a  2008.0/x86_64/lib64Rmath-2.5.1-3.1mdv2008.0.x86_64.rpm
 55b8c74659a75c8ac1b852b1f8498dc0  2008.0/x86_64/lib64Rmath-devel-2.5.1-3.1mdv2008.0.x86_64.rpm
 f93dd60a5b8acf5c3a55a4a853189528  2008.0/x86_64/R-base-2.5.1-3.1mdv2008.0.x86_64.rpm 
 55f08e70cb31f63c32656229496f2cc1  2008.0/SRPMS/R-base-2.5.1-3.1mdv2008.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1:
 993a6ceac7d4449223227c50fb0ac909  2008.1/i586/libRmath-2.6.2-3.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 fffeba26637c011fd5420782e0aca56e  2008.1/i586/libRmath-devel-2.6.2-3.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 b789a632e3a37d569e755c68d7d1ebda  2008.1/i586/R-base-2.6.2-3.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 
 53700724d57ca220a20b05bcf17a69bd  2008.1/SRPMS/R-base-2.6.2-3.1mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64:
 f90761c90c971f97c796c79915722f98  2008.1/x86_64/lib64Rmath-2.6.2-3.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 164bc6c3961beb489332816d29636401  2008.1/x86_64/lib64Rmath-devel-2.6.2-3.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 366aa15f8337066a823556df0795d2aa  2008.1/x86_64/R-base-2.6.2-3.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm 
 53700724d57ca220a20b05bcf17a69bd  2008.1/SRPMS/R-base-2.6.2-3.1mdv2008.1.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 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


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