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Security update for ncpfs

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(Last modified: 25JAN2005)


solutions Security update for ncpfs SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (011af757e120a14a2fae7dc271470bac)

Applies to

Package: ncpfs
ncpfs-devel
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-9805
Release: 20050125
Obsoletes: 1ff6e6ba79e765dbf4515f2a5380cdd6

Indications

Everyone should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes the following security issues:
  • a buffer overflow in ncplogin and ncpmap. Both applications are installed setuid-root on SuSE Linux, but only users of group 'trusted' are allowed to execute the binaries. If successfully exploited this vulnerabilities could be used to gain local root access.
  • missing file permisions checks for ~/.nwclient (CAN-2005-0013)
  • a buffer overflow in ncplogin (CAN-2005-0014)
This update also fixes the following non-security issues:
  • On SLES9 translations for several languages have been added

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh ncpfs.rpm ncpfs-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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