Evolution/Kernel Update for Gentoo
Posted on: 03/21/2003 09:02 PM

Two security updates for Gentoo Linux has been released

PACKAGE : evolution

Three vulnerabilities were found that could lead to various forms of exploitation ranging from denying to users the ability to read email, provoke system unstability, bypassing security context checks for email content and possibly execution of arbitrary commands on vulnerable systems.

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PACKAGE : kernel

The Linux 2.2 and Linux 2.4 kernels have a flaw in ptrace. This hole allows local users to obtain full privileges. Remote exploitation of this hole is not possible. Linux 2.5 is not believed to be vulnerable.

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