Mandrake Linux Updates
Posted on: 02/06/2003 10:46 AM

MandrakeSoft has released new updates for Mandrake Linux:

MDKSA-2003:012 : vim
A vulnerability was discovered in vim by Georgi Guninski that allows arbitrary command execution using the libcall feature found in modelines. A patch to fix this problem was introduced in vim 6.1 patchlevel 265. This patch has been applied to the provided update packages.


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MDKSA-2003:013 : MYSQL
Aleksander Adamowski informed MandrakeSoft that the MySQL developers fixed a DoS vulnerability in the recently released 3.23.55 version of MySQL. A double free() pointer bug in the mysql_change_user() handling would allow a specially hacked mysql client to crash the main mysqld server. This vulnerability can only be exploited by first logging in with a valid user account.


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MDKSA-2003:014 : kernel
An updated kernel for 9.0 is available with a number of bug fixes. Supermount has been completely overhauled and should be solid on all systems. Other fixes include XFS with high memory, a netfilter fix, a fix for Sony VAIO DMI, i845 should now work with UDMA, and new support for VIA C3 is included. Prism24 has been updated so it now works properly on HP laptops and a new ACPI is included, although it is disabled by default for broader compatibility.


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MDKSA-2003:015 : slocate
A buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in slocate by team USG. The overflow appears when slocate is used with the -c and -r parameters, using a 1024 (or 10240) byte string. This has been corrected in slocate version 2.7.


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