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Linux Advisory Watch - September 28th 2001
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Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 05:20:01 -0500 (CDT)

|  LinuxSecurity.com                        Linux Advisory Watch |
|  September 28th, 2001                     Volume 2, Number 39a |
  Editors:     Dave Wreski                Benjamin Thomas
               dave () linuxsecurity com     ben () linuxsecurity com

This week, advisories were released for uucp, man, openssh, squid, and
setserial. The vendors include Conectiva, Mandrake, and Red Hat. It has
been another slow advisory week.  Again, we recommend taking time to make
sure that no previous advisories have been missed.  Our archive is
available:  http://www.linuxsecurity.com/advisories/

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|  uucp                           | ----------------------------//

Zen Parse discovered that an argument handling problem that exists in the
uucp package can allow a local attacker to gain access to the uucp user or

 Mandrake Linux 8.0: 

 Mandrake Vendor Advisory: 

| man                             | ----------------------------//

Updated man packages fixing a local GID man exploit and a potential GID
man to root exploit, as well as a problem with the man paths of Red Hat
Linux 5.x and 6.x.

 Red Hat 7.1 i386: 

 Red Hat Vendor Advisory: 

|  openssh                        | ----------------------------//

Users can circumvent the system policy and login from disallowed source IP
addresses. Depending on the order of the user keys in
~/.ssh/authorized_keys2 sshd might fail to apply the source IP based
access control restriction (e.g. from="") to the correct key: If a
source IP restricted key (e.g. DSA key) is immediately followed by a key
of a different type (e.g. RSA key), then key options for the second key
are applied to both keys, which includes 'from='.'

 Vendor Advisory: 

|  squid                          | ----------------------------//

Vladimir Ivaschenko found a bug[1] which allows a remote attacker to cause
a DoS on the squid proxy service by sending mkdir ftp requests.. Takashi
Taniguchi found a bug[2] that allows malicious users to do portscanning
and other suspect activities using the proxy when it's configured in "http
accelerator mode".

 Conectiva 7.0 

 squid-auth-2.4.1- 4U70_1cl.i386.rpm  



 Conectiva Vendor Advisory: 

|  setserial                      | ----------------------------//
The initscript distributed with the setserial package (which is not
installed or enabled by default) uses predictable temporary file names,
and should not be used. setserial-2.17-4 and earlier versions are
affected.  The setserial package comes with an initscript in the
documentation directory.  If this initscript is manually copied into the
init.d directory structure and enabled, and the kernel is recompiled to
have modular serial port support, then the initscript will use a
predictable temporary file name.


 Red Hat Vendor Advisory: 

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