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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2002 2:37 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-announce] GLSA: ypserv Reply with quote

Daniel Ahlberg wrote:
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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200210-010
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PACKAGE : ypserv
SUMMARY\240: information leak
DATE \240\240 : 2002-10-28 14:10 UTC
EXPLOIT : remote

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Thorsten Kukuck discovered a problem in the ypserv program which is part of the Network Information Services (NIS). A memory leak in all versions of ypserv prior to 2.5 is remotely exploitable. When a malicious user could request a non-existing map the server will leak parts of an old domainname and mapname.

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running net-nds/ypserv-1.3.12 and earlier update their systems as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge ypserv
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at www.gentoo.org/~aliz
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Mailing List Archive: http://lists.gentoo.org/pipermail/gentoo-announce/2002-October/000228.html

--kurt
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