Mandrake Security Updates
Posted on: 02/21/2003 07:14 PM

MandrakeSoft S.A. has released three new security updates for Mandrake Linux:

MDKSA-2003:019 : php
A buffer overflow was discovered in the wordwrap() function in versions of PHP greater than 4.1.2 and less than 4.3.0. Under certain circumstances, this buffer overflow can be used to overwite heap memory and could potentially lead to remote system compromise.

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MDKSA-2003:020 : openssl
In an upcoming paper, Brice Canvel (EPFL), Alain Hiltgen (UBS), Serge Vaudenay (EPFL), and Martin Vuagnoux (EPFL, Ilion) describe and demonstrate a timing-based attack on CBC ciphersuites in SSL and TLS. New versions of openssl have been released in response to this vulnerability (0.9.6i and 0.9.7a).

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MDKSA-2003:021 : krb5
A vulnerability was discovered in the Kerberos FTP client. When the client retrieves a file that has a filename beginning with a pipe character, the FTP client will pass that filename to the command shell in a system() call. This could allow a malicious remote FTP server to write to files outside of the current directory or even execute arbitrary commands as the user using the FTP client.

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