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SECURITY: new sysklogd packages



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A buffer overflow has been identified in all versions of the sysklogd
packages shipped with Red Hat Linux. As the time of this post there are no
known exploits for this security vulnerability.

Red Hat would like to thank Michal Zalewski <lcamtuf IDS PL> and the members
of the Bugtraq mailing list for discovering this problem and providing a
fix.

Users of Red Hat Linux are recommended to upgrade to the new packages
available under updates directory on our ftp site:

Red Hat Linux 4.2:
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alpha:
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/alpha/sysklogd-1.3-16.alpha.rpm

i386:
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/i386/sysklogd-1.3-16.i386.rpm

sparc:
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/sparc/sysklogd-1.3-16.sparc.rpm

Source rpm:
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/SRPMS/sysklogd-1.3-16.src.rpm


Red Hat Linux 5.0, 5.1 and 5.2:
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alpha:
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/alpha/sysklogd-1.3-26.alpha.rpm

i386:
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/i386/sysklogd-1.3-26.i386.rpm

sparc:
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/sparc/sysklogd-1.3-26.sparc.rpm

Source rpm:
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/SRPMS/sysklogd-1.3-26.src.rpm

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Cristian
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Cristian Gafton   --   gafton redhat com   --   Red Hat Software, Inc.
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 UNIX is user friendly. It's just selective about who its friends are.



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