New version of nis released
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Debian The nis package that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 has a couple of problems: * ypserv allowed any machine in the NIS domain to insert new tables * rpc.yppasswd had a bufferoverflow in its MD5 code * rpc.yppasswd allowed users to change the GECOS and loginshell entries of other users
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Debian Security Advisory                             security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/      
                   Wichert Akkerman
October 28, 1999
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The nis package that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 has a
couple of problems:
* ypserv allowed any machine in the NIS domain to insert new tables
* rpc.yppasswd had a bufferoverflow in its MD5 code
* rpc.yppasswd allowed users to change the GECOS and loginshell entries
  of other users

This has been fixed in version 3.5-2. We recommend you upgrade your nis
package immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

  Source archives:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/nis_3.5-
2.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 5b41361ce80bd2067c2c40f03ea14ac4
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/nis_3.5-2.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 696ad9726555336e8bab482ee8f2f040
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/nis_3.5.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 368167b1e16eb25ac639935310a26daa

  Alpha architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
alpha/nis_3.5-2_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: c0a8066bd00ed4fe10ac4c7294768ede

  Intel ia32 architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
i386/nis_3.5-2_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: 0cc3b116a4ede4dec99189b9bdb9830a

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
m68k/nis_3.5-2_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 5a713462f36bb6faf90d362b5e28aa61

  Sun Sparc architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
sparc/nis_3.5-2_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 9fa64238b625748523e5f5e8591434cd

  These files will be moved into
  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.


For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

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