Madrake: ypserv memory leak vulnerability
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Mandrake A memory leak that could be triggered remotely was discovered in ypserv.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           ypserv
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2002:078
Date:                   November 18th, 2002

Affected versions:      7.2, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0

Problem Description:

 A memory leak that could be triggered remotely was discovered in ypserv
 2.5 and earlier.  This could lead to a Denial of Service as repeated
 requests for a non-existant map will result in ypserv consuming more
 and more memory, and also running more slowly.  If the system runs out
 of available memory, ypserv would also be killed.


Updated Packages:
 Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
 45911e795e82a5615f5c62ccdf6d442c  7.2/RPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.i586.rpm
 5e57fc67855963ec4eef3d87a4f4ba6f  7.2/SRPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.0:
 2bc8207693dc4e7b8095e9ce9ab761fa  8.0/RPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.i586.rpm
 5e57fc67855963ec4eef3d87a4f4ba6f  8.0/SRPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.0/PPC:
 b478eda36eda7eaddb120aa065a81e3e  ppc/8.0/RPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.ppc.rpm
 5e57fc67855963ec4eef3d87a4f4ba6f  ppc/8.0/SRPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1:
 5ad392879587b4dee5c7b5dabeefa9c9  8.1/RPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.i586.rpm
 5e57fc67855963ec4eef3d87a4f4ba6f  8.1/SRPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1/IA64:
 bb0c485e824d4c6f9e6ac9ac9cb3a373  ia64/8.1/RPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.ia64.rpm
 5e57fc67855963ec4eef3d87a4f4ba6f  ia64/8.1/SRPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2:
 b4b6984c3834eabd33578dfed24a53a8  8.2/RPMS/ypserv-2.5-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 0ae1ae479fca968b041de021a6bdde56  8.2/SRPMS/ypserv-2.5-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2/PPC:
 79ee559c9fcc7fd6efe25746723ea375  ppc/8.2/RPMS/ypserv-2.5-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 0ae1ae479fca968b041de021a6bdde56  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/ypserv-2.5-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 d422a834b1869149b38bf1c8a1e8a4d6  9.0/RPMS/ypserv-2.5-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 0ae1ae479fca968b041de021a6bdde56  9.0/SRPMS/ypserv-2.5-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

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