[Security Announce] [ MDKSA-2006:029 ] - Updated libast packages fixes buffer overflow vulnerability
Posted on: 02/02/2006 10:42 PM

The Mandriva Security Team published a new security update for Mandriva Linux. Here the announcement:

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDKSA-2006:029
http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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Package : libast
Date : February 2, 2006
Affected: 2006.0
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Problem Description:

Buffer overflow in Library of Assorted Spiffy Things (LibAST) 0.6.1
and earlier, as used in Eterm and possibly other software, allows
local users to execute arbitrary code as the utmp user via a long -X
argument.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0224
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Updated Packages:

Mandriva Linux 2006.0:
bf46177b085a67b202f18b755e34ce60 2006.0/RPMS/libast2-0.6.1-2.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm
16fb69d856d3e877606e8551c359f80c 2006.0/RPMS/libast2-devel-0.6.1-2.1.20060mdk.i586.rpm
cc286e5022b221bc91179ac18e39f22b 2006.0/SRPMS/libast-0.6.1-2.1.20060mdk.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2006.0/X86_64:
63ecae854470eed332836e1ccd231fd0 x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/lib64ast2-0.6.1-2.1.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
03cba4d84d22a70711e096bab7db33f4 x86_64/2006.0/RPMS/lib64ast2-devel-0.6.1-2.1.20060mdk.x86_64.rpm
cc286e5022b221bc91179ac18e39f22b x86_64/2006.0/SRPMS/libast-0.6.1-2.1.20060mdk.src.rpm
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To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_(at)_mandriva.com
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
lt;security*mandriva.comgt;
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