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(Last modified: 31OCT2006)


solutions Security update for mono SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (375ca96db35d471ce78d859b07e10e7a)

Applies to

Package: mono
mono-devel
Product(s): Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
SLES SDK 9 for x86
SLES SDK 9 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for X86-64
Patch: patch-11278
Release: 20061031
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone running mono should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The Mono System.Xml.Serialization class contained a /tmp race which allows
local attackers to potentially execute code as the user using the
Serialization method. (CVE-2006-5072)

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 mono.rpm mono-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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