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MDKSA-2001:084 - util-linux update
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <security () linux-mandrake com>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 14:22:17 -0700

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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           util-linux
Date:                   November 1st, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:084

Affected versions:      8.0, 8.1
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Problem Description:

 Tarhon-Onu Victor found a problem in /bin/login's PAM implementation. 
 It stored the value of a static pwent buffer across PAM calls, and when
 used with some PAM modules in non-default configurations (ie. using
 pam_limits), it would overwrite the buffer and cause the user to get
 the credentials of another user.  Thanks to Olaf Kirch for providing
 the patch to fix the problem.
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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 Mandrake Linux 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.

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
4ddcd252a9d5b8e683a1b305e904cad4  8.0/RPMS/util-linux-2.10s-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
9f6e4e89aaf34996980e74f3ebbe5014  8.0/SRPMS/util-linux-2.10s-3.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0 (PPC):
989d97eb47495d2dccd00c8b1d177610  ppc/8.0/RPMS/util-linux-2.11h-3.2mdk.ppc.rpm
7c24f46f6380c192f3b6ae3438e476d0  ppc/8.0/SRPMS/util-linux-2.11h-3.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1:
eed8a58dafde65f693ef09c6b638d119  8.1/RPMS/util-linux-2.11h-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
41fc1d59c255aa1c96845c683c780399  8.1/SRPMS/util-linux-2.11h-3.1mdk.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
Mandrake Linux 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 Mandrake Linux at:

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

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security () linux-mandrake com
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Mandrake Linux has two security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce () linux-mandrake com

  Mandrake Linux's security announcements mailing list.  Only
  announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

security-discuss () linux-mandrake com

  Mandrake Linux's security discussion mailing list.  This list is open
  to anyone to discuss Mandrake Linux security specifically and Linux
  security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to
  sympa () linux-mandrake com
with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to
  sympa () linux-mandrake com
with "unsubscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to
  sympa () linux-mandrake com
with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe
from either list:

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/flists.php3#security
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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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