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MDKSA-2001:052 - ncurses update
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <security () linux-mandrake com>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 12:48:36 -0600

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                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           ncurses
Date:                   May 25th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:052

Affected versions:      7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1
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Problem Description:

 An overflowable buffer in the part of the ncurses library that handles
 cursor movement existed in versions of ncurses prior to 5.2.  Attackers
 could force a privileged application to use their own termcap file
 containing a special terminal entry which would trigger the overflow,
 allowing them to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
 exploited binary.  This vulnerability would only manifest in setuid
 applications that use ncurses for cursor movement.
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References:

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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
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
8146eef6e831c0cb3f6bed0e55dbfa3b  7.1/RPMS/ncurses-5.2-12.2mdk.i586.rpm
9c89bd738114316712eb771f43dec2a6  7.1/RPMS/ncurses-devel-5.2-12.2mdk.i586.rpm
fe7b415bf1f9bafad6a3d9b61e77dc11  7.1/RPMS/ncurses-extraterms-5.2-12.2mdk.i586.rpm
49a9c43a6ae0a99000121ba88b4f7731  7.1/SRPMS/ncurses-5.2-12.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
d19d5643450c790c62dd12a880e41d7f  7.2/RPMS/ncurses-5.2-12.1mdk.i586.rpm
40105531aee8b8eca6dc7b06290db8ba  7.2/RPMS/ncurses-devel-5.2-12.1mdk.i586.rpm
41bf248f9496afeefb6161a52b6b9291  7.2/RPMS/ncurses-extraterms-5.2-12.1mdk.i586.rpm
48f488bb7d341d2d8099c420c28d46d1  7.2/SRPMS/ncurses-5.2-12.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
8146eef6e831c0cb3f6bed0e55dbfa3b  1.0.1/RPMS/ncurses-5.2-12.2mdk.i586.rpm
9c89bd738114316712eb771f43dec2a6  1.0.1/RPMS/ncurses-devel-5.2-12.2mdk.i586.rpm
fe7b415bf1f9bafad6a3d9b61e77dc11  1.0.1/RPMS/ncurses-extraterms-5.2-12.2mdk.i586.rpm
49a9c43a6ae0a99000121ba88b4f7731  1.0.1/SRPMS/ncurses-5.2-12.2mdk.src.rpm
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Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):

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To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".

You can download the updates directly from one of the mirror sites
listed at:

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3.

Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory.
For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for
Linux-Mandrake 8.0, look for it in "updates/8.0/RPMS/".  Updated source
RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download
them.

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
update.

You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake at:

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security () linux-mandrake com
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Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
  <security () linux-mandrake com>


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