Mandrake: 'slrn' buffer overflow
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Mandrake A buffer overflow exists in versions of the slrn news reader prior to 0.9.6.3pl4 as reported by Bill Nottingham.

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                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           slrn
Date:                   March 9th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:028

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1
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Problem Description:

 A buffer overflow exists in versions of the slrn news reader prior to
 0.9.6.3pl4 as reported by Bill Nottingham.  This problem exists in the
 wrapping/unwrapping functions and a long header in a message might
 overflow a buffer which could result in execution of arbitrary code
 encoded in the message.
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Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:
  rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team at
   http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/RPM-GPG-KEYS
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Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
68f4a5c6b21ba400ade01fd2f3757f2d  6.0/RPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
fcfe71e53bc18e43a9ea9040994cea98  6.0/RPMS/slrn-pull-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
d1039550f9bf9c182763d42cf5e1fb3f  6.0/SRPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
1ce3e48d3eced83245e330270128a502  6.1/RPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
cd0253b5c565f71febf5c3cd6042de43  6.1/RPMS/slrn-pull-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
d1039550f9bf9c182763d42cf5e1fb3f  6.1/SRPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
dd3ce4674f8f24c868d12c7c836a446b  7.0/RPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
fd20752ecb1c5afb88c0061f9d52c6b5  7.0/RPMS/slrn-pull-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
d1039550f9bf9c182763d42cf5e1fb3f  7.0/SRPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
d3df413eed6ef64e3c6c22fdb4f38a94  7.1/RPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
dec7104c3dd114b383b68f175dc4f89c  7.1/RPMS/slrn-pull-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
d1039550f9bf9c182763d42cf5e1fb3f  7.1/SRPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
066daea1a7142cc2acce05b73364cd7b  7.2/RPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.1mdk.i586.rpm
defa4b8904486fa8c83a7dc377ec3e00  7.2/RPMS/slrn-pull-0.9.6.3-10.1mdk.i586.rpm
0f6e7c6eefcbaae3eddd60b03e05f552  7.2/SRPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
d3df413eed6ef64e3c6c22fdb4f38a94  1.0.1/RPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
dec7104c3dd114b383b68f175dc4f89c  1.0.1/RPMS/slrn-pull-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.i586.rpm
d1039550f9bf9c182763d42cf5e1fb3f  1.0.1/SRPMS/slrn-0.9.6.3-10.2mdk.src.rpm
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