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Security update for package nkitb


(Last modified: 13DEC2002)

solutions Security update for package nkitb SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (64758cf2d6b74e6f1faaa90fb10165e2)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Database Server

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
SuSE eMail Server II

Package: nkitb
Release: 20021213
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using traceroute should install this patch.



Problem description

The traceroute program is installed "setuid root" to allocate a raw IP-Socket and a raw ICMP-Socket. A local attacker can gain access to the raw socket on a system where traceroute is installed due to two buffer overflows. This update fixes these buffer overflows. Please note that root privileges are dropped right after allocating the raw sockets, which stops an attacker from gaining full root access to the system.


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 nkitb.rpm

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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