Slackware: Multiple updates
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Slackware New packages are now available to address security issues with the atscheduler program (found in Slackware 8.0's bin.tgz package), sudo, andxchat.


Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 14:15:34 -0800 (PST)
From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] Security updates: at, sudo, xchat


New packages are now available to address security issues with the at
scheduler program (found in Slackware 8.0's bin.tgz package), sudo, and
xchat.

Here's the information from the Slackware 8.0 ChangeLog:

Mon Jan 21 13:21:07 PST 2002
patches/packages/at.tgz:  Fixed a buffer overflow.
(* Security fix *)
patches/packages/sudo.tgz:  Upgraded to sudo-1.6.5p1.
  This fixes a vulnerability where the mail system could be exploited.  So far,
  the only working examples of this problem require Postfix to be installed,
  but it's possible that exploits involving other mailers could emerge.
(* Security fix *)
patches/packages/xchat.tgz:  Upgraded to xchat-1.8.7.
  This fixes a problem where an attacker could execute IRC server commands as
  the user running xchat.
(* Security fix *)

We recommend upgrading these packages as soon as possible.


WHERE TO FIND THE NEW PACKAGES:
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Updated packages for Slackware 8.0: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.0/patches/packages/at.tgz 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.0/patches/packages/sudo.tgz 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.0/patches/packages/xchat.tgz


MD5 SIGNATURES:
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Here are the md5sums for the new packages:

df9d94e6dd0989036614a00aad358e06  at.tgz
9244ff097c8c869bdc80f2ab038da984  sudo.tgz
220aa91fe68335ccac48d0fbd82c1a11  xchat.tgz


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
--------------------------

Install the new at.tgz package on top of the existing bin.tgz package, then
upgrade the sudo and xchat packages:


   # installpkg at.tgz

   # upgradepkg sudo.tgz xchat.tgz


Remember, it's also a good idea to backup configuration files before
upgrading packages.

- Slackware Linux Security Team
   http://www.slackware.com