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Security Advisory buffer overflow in slrn

Advisory: RHSA-2001:028-02
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2001-03-09
Last updated on: 2001-03-13
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 6.2
Red Hat Linux 7.0
CVEs ( CVE-2001-0441


An overflow exists in the slrn pacakge as shipped in Red Hat Linux
7 and Red Hat Linux 6.x, which could possibly lead to remote users
executing arbitrary code as the user running slrn.

It is recommended that all users of slrn update to the fixed packages.
Users of Red Hat Linux 6.0 or 6.1 should use the packages
for Red Hat Linux 6.2.

An overflow exists in the article wrapping code for slrn. By
posting a carefully constructed article, it would be theoretically
possible for a remote user to execute arbitrary code as the user
running slrn.

No know *exploits* of this overflow have been reported, but articles
that will cause slrn to crash do exist.


To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh <filenames>

where <filenames> is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directly *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 6.2

Missing file
    MD5: df1d6c939fae603944e709fd27eed71b
Missing file
    MD5: 3854e2cee9e299a551d3f6a45f463f05
Missing file
    MD5: 37dce6b561e524f16f3c54f33564cc27
Missing file
    MD5: 81479f270bf2539b665115dabbb2c3d1
Missing file
    MD5: e160f67aae0c45e533de818569a64c8d
Missing file
    MD5: 2d76f003a45504f55afda015f63ad0e2
Missing file
    MD5: 40c5ed228ae52c26a1ca687b7d929177
Red Hat Linux 7.0

Missing file
    MD5: 1793d468092db5b40f66b388f5e36a3b
Missing file
    MD5: 01d6a50b5c2817066385d1621c259510
Missing file
    MD5: ba4c76bad2540e37f8fa5f292a2641ae
Missing file
    MD5: dd601a7324b5589326a5d92d3d2ee27f
Missing file
    MD5: d49c0b47e967bd9abdb7fec655b8e3ff




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