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Security update for hylafax

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(Last modified: 20JAN2005)


solutions Security update for hylafax SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (afab9863f2e2029aadbf6bf833f50446)

Applies to

Package: hylafax
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Patch: patch-9774
Release: 20050120
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using hylafax should update

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A bug in the authentication code of hfaxd has been fixed that allowed attackers to gain unauthorized access to the fax system by guessing the content of the hosts.hfaxd file.
Please note that entries in hosts.hfaxd that are of the form
192.168.0 username:uid:pass:adminpass user@host
will no longer work after this update. Such entries should be changed into
192.168.0.[0-9]+ username@:uid:pass:adminpass user@host
If possible delimiters for the regular expressions should be used:
@192.168.0.[0-9]+$ ^username@:uid:pass:adminpass ^user@host$

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 hylafax.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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