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Security update for ypserv


(Last modified: 23OCT2002)

solutions Security update for ypserv SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (21a238cac02d4bd55076e380e2a9c01b)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Database Server
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server

Package: ypserv
Release: 20021023
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using ypserv should update to this version.


Problem description

There is a memory leak in ypserv that causes it to lose small amounts
of memory each time it processes certain malformed requests. This can
be used by an attacker to kill ypserv by repeating this exercise until
it runs out of memory.


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 -Uvh ypserv.rpm
After that restart ypserv with:
rcypserv restart

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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