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(Last modified: 02NOV2006)


solutions Security update for Mono SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d0045f4fdf109a52c8482692f86759ac)

Applies to

Package: mono-core
bytefx-data-mysql
ibm-data-db2
mono-basic
mono-data
mono-data-firebird
mono-data-oracle
mono-data-postgresql
mono-data-sqlite
mono-data-sybase
mono-devel
mono-extras
mono-jscript
mono-locale-extras
mono-nunit
mono-web
mono-winforms
Product(s): SUSE SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 for x86
SLE SDK 10 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 for X86-64
SUSE SLES 10 for x86
SUSE SLES 10 for IPF
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM POWER
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE SLES 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T

Release: 20061102
Obsoletes: none

Indications

All users using Mono and OpenOffice should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This fix allows Mono to be embedded into OpenOffice by fixing dymanic linking of libmono.
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-core.rpm bytefx-data-mysql.rpm ibm-data-db2.rpm mono-basic.rpm mono-data.rpm mono-data-firebird.rpm mono-data-oracle.rpm mono-data-postgresql.rpm mono-data-sqlite.rpm mono-data-sybase.rpm mono-devel.rpm mono-extras.rpm mono-jscript.rpm mono-locale-extras.rpm mono-nunit.rpm mono-web.rpm mono-winforms.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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