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Security update for package file

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(Last modified: 13MAR2003)


solutions Security update for package file SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1c5c1f136d4986616e48f2a8c000e98c)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Database Server
SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
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 Office Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE eMail Server II
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
UnitedLinux 1.0

Package: file
Release: 20030313
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A buffer overflow vulnerability in the file command can be exploited indirectly via printer filters and alike to remotely or locally compromise system security.

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 file.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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