sysklogd update (SSA:2004-124-02)
Posted on: 05/03/2004 06:27 PM

A sysklogd update is available for Slackware Linux:

New sysklogd packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and -current to fix a security issue where a user could cause syslogd to crash. Thanks to Steve Grubb who researched the issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 9.1 ChangeLog:
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Sun May 2 17:16:41 PDT 2004
patches/packages/sysklogd-1.4.1-i486-9.tgz: Patched a bug which could allow
a user to cause syslogd to write to unallocated memory and crash.
Thanks to Steve Grubb for finding the bug, and Solar Designer for refining
the patch.
(* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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Updated package for Slackware 8.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/sysklogd-1.4.1-i386-7.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/sysklogd-1.4.1-i386-9.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/sysklogd-1.4.1-i486-9.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/a/sysklogd-1.4.1-i486-9.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 8.1 package:
4bcd73db9029567f73d7131f63421cdd sysklogd-1.4.1-i386-7.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
8e7563c3c060641acc2307b0ab8c1402 sysklogd-1.4.1-i386-9.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
f97b852f2202af2ed775a2e0c584bc26 sysklogd-1.4.1-i486-9.tgz

Slackware -current package:
5820b02d24994c1b5fff7a62b59dada0 sysklogd-1.4.1-i486-9.tgz


Installation instructions:
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First, stop syslogd/klogd:
# . /etc/rc.d/rc.syslog stop

Next, upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg sysklogd-1.4.1-i486-9.tgz

Finally, restart the logging system:
# . /etc/rc.d/rc.syslog start


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com


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