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Linux Advisory Watch - September 21st 2001
From: InfoSec News <isn () c4i org>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 03:43:00 -0500 (CDT)

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|  LinuxSecurity.com                        Linux Advisory Watch |
|  September 21st, 2001                     Volume 2, Number 38a |
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  Editors:     Dave Wreski                Benjamin Thomas
               dave () linuxsecurity com    ben () linuxsecurity com


This week, advisories were released for most, apache, and windowmaker.  
The vendors include Debian, Mandrake, and SuSE.  It has been a slow week.  
We recommend taking time to make sure that no previous advisories have
been missed.  A complete listing of our Linux advisories can be found:

* http://www.linuxsecurity.com/advisories/

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includes pointers to updated packages and descriptions of each
vulnerability.


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|  most                           | ----------------------------//
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Pavel Machek has found a buffer overflow in the `most' pager program. The
problem is part of most's tab expansion where the program would write
beyond the bounds two array variables when viewing a malicious file.  
This could lead into other data structures being overwritten which in turn
could enable most to execute arbitrary code being able to compromise the
users environment.

 Debian Intel ia32 architecture: 
 http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/ 
 binary-i386/most_4.9.0-2.1_i386.deb 
 MD5 checksum: b998b05837b20e78e143be0ffdc3e44c 

 Debian Vendor Advisory: 
 http://www.linuxsecurity.com/advisories/debian_advisory-1610.html 
 


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|   apache                        | ----------------------------//
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A problem exists with all Apache servers prior to version 1.3.19.  The
vulnerablity could allow directory indexing and path discovery on the
vulnerable servers with a custom crafted request consisting of a long path
name created artificially by using numerous slashes. This can cause
modules to misbehave and return a listing of the directory contents by
avoiding the error page.

 Mandrake: 
 PLEASE SEE ADVISORY FOR UPDATE 

 Mandrake Vendor Advisory: 
 http://www.linuxsecurity.com/advisories/mandrake_advisory-1611.html



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|   windowmaker                   | ----------------------------//
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The window manager Window Maker was found vulnerable to a buffer overflow
due to improper bounds checking when setting the window title. An attacker
can remotely exploit this buffer overflow by using malicious web page
titles or terminal escape sequences to set a excessively long window
title.  This attack can lead to remote command execution with the
privileges of the user running Window Maker.

 i386 Intel Platform: SuSE-7.2 
 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/7.2/xwm1/ 
 WindowMaker-0.64.0-82.i386.rpm 
 MD5 Checksum: 0f5508e10089deecf34b51ab8c007bbf 

 SuSE Vendor Advisory: 
 http://www.linuxsecurity.com/advisories/suse_advisory-1612.html


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