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Security update for package libmcrypt


(Last modified: 20FEB2003)

solutions Security update for package libmcrypt SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (22464ea27fb14f7cef0c7be21d2a2252)

Applies to

Product(s): 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 Openexchange Server 4

Package: libmcrypt
Release: 20030220
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using libmcrypt should install this update.



Problem description

Several buffer overflows were discovered in libmcrypt which can lead to Denial-of-Service attacks or even remote compromise.
Moreover, the *.la files of the dynamic modules have been moved from the libmcrypt-devel package to the main one, as they are needed to load the modules properly. Their absence may lead to segmentation faults.


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 libmcrypt.rpm libmcrypt-devel.rpm

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