SUSE Security Summary Report SUSE-SR:2007:001
Posted on: 01/19/2007 06:00 PM

A security announcement from SUSE

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SUSE Security Summary Report

Announcement ID: SUSE-SR:2007:001
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 17:00:00 +0000
Cross-References: CVE-2006-5601, CVE-2006-5867, CVE-2006-5974

Content of this advisory:
1) Solved Security Vulnerabilities:
- xsupplicant potential code execution
- ulogd potential buffer overflows
- dazuko
2) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:
- Acrobat Reader security problems
- fetchmail security problems
3) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

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1) Solved Security Vulnerabilities

To avoid flooding mailing lists with SUSE Security Announcements for minor
issues, SUSE Security releases weekly summary reports for the low profile
vulnerability fixes. The SUSE Security Summary Reports do not list md5 sums
or download URLs like the SUSE Security Announcements that are released for
more severe vulnerabilities.

Fixed packages for the following incidents are already available on our FTP
server and via the YaST Online Update.

- xsupplicant potential code execution
xsupplicant has been upgraded to version 1.2.8, which includes
bugfixes and one security fix:

CVE-2006-5601: A post-authentication stack overflow in the EAP
handling could be used by already authenticated attacker to overflow
a stack buffer and so potentially execute code.

This affected all SUSE Linux versions.

- ulogd potential buffer overflows
The ulogd logging daemon was updated to fix a potential buffer
overflow due to improper string length calculations.

SUSE Linux 9.3 up to 10.1 and openSUSE 10.2 were affected and fixed.

- dazuko
The anti-virus helper module Dazuko was updated to version 2.3.2,
which fixes several memory leaks and stability issues.

This affects SUSE Linux 9.3 up to 10.1, openSUSE 10.2 and SUSE
Linux Enterprise Server 9.
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2) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds

- Acrobat Reader security problems
Various Cross Site Scripting issues and potential code execution
issues were found in the Acrobat Reader Plugin.

We are preparing updates to update Acrobat Reader to version 7.0.9
currently.

- fetchmail security problems
The POP3/IMAP client fetchmail had two security issues fixed:

- Incorrect SSL handling could allow a man in the middle attack
against fetchmail or could expose passwords and similar
when too trivial encryption would be selected. (CVE-2006-5867)

- A fetchmail daemon might crash when using direct MDA
delivery. (CVE-2006-5974)

We are preparing updates for these problems.
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3) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

- Announcement authenticity verification:

SUSE security announcements are published via mailing lists and on Web
sites. The authenticity and integrity of a SUSE security announcement is
guaranteed by a cryptographic signature in each announcement. All SUSE
security announcements are published with a valid signature.

To verify the signature of the announcement, save it as text into a file
and run the command

gpg --verify lt;filegt;

replacing lt;filegt; with the name of the file containing the announcement.
The output for a valid signature looks like:

gpg: Signature made lt;DATEgt; using RSA key ID 3D25D3D9
gpg: Good signature from "SuSE Security Team lt;security@suse.degt;"

where lt;DATEgt; is replaced by the date the document was signed.

If the security team's key is not contained in your key ring, you can
import it from the first installation CD. To import the key, use the
command

gpg --import gpg-pubkey-3d25d3d9-36e12d04.asc

- Package authenticity verification:

SUSE update packages are available on many mirror FTP servers all over the
world. While this service is considered valuable and important to the free
and open source software community, the authenticity and integrity of a
package needs to be verified to ensure that it has not been tampered with.

The internal RPM package signatures provide an easy way to verify the
authenticity of an RPM package. Use the command

rpm -v --checksig lt;file.rpmgt;

to verify the signature of the package, replacing lt;file.rpmgt; with the
filename of the RPM package downloaded. The package is unmodified if it
contains a valid signature from build@suse.de with the key ID 9C800ACA.

This key is automatically imported into the RPM database (on RPMv4-based
distributions) and the gpg key ring of 'root' during installation. You can
also find it on the first installation CD and included at the end of this
announcement.

- SUSE runs two security mailing lists to which any interested party may
subscribe:

opensuse-security@opensuse.org
- General Linux and SUSE security discussion.
All SUSE security announcements are sent to this list.
To subscribe, send an e-mail to
lt;opensuse-security+subscribe@opensuse.orggt;.

suse-security-announce@suse.com
- SUSE's announce-only mailing list.
Only SUSE's security announcements are sent to this list.
To subscribe, send an e-mail to
lt;suse-security-announce-subscribe@suse.comgt;.

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SUSE's security contact is lt;security@suse.comgt; or lt;security@suse.degt;.
The lt;security@suse.degt; public key is listed below.
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The information in this advisory may be distributed or reproduced,
provided that the advisory is not modified in any way. In particular, the
clear text signature should show proof of the authenticity of the text.

SUSE Linux Products GmbH provides no warranties of any kind whatsoever
with respect to the information contained in this security advisory.

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pub 2048R/3D25D3D9 1999-03-06 SuSE Security Team lt;security@suse.degt;
pub 1024D/9C800ACA 2000-10-19 SuSE Package Signing Key lt;build@suse.degt;

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