Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sysklogd (MDKSA-2000:050-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A problem exists with the kernel logging daemon (klogd) in the
sysklogd package. A 'format bug' makes klogd vulnerable to local root
compromise, as well as the possibility for remote vulnerabilities
under certain circumstances, which are unprobable. There is also a
more probable semi-remote exploit via knfsd. This update provides a
patched version of klogd that fixes these vulnerabilities.

Update :

A patch from Debian is now applied to the package as well which will
prevent a kern.emerg log being walled to users due to a logic error in
printchopped() that caused it to zero out the wrong portion of the
buffer, which left a message of '<' with a priority of 0. This update
also fixes a problem with klogd not working properly due to the
previous update.

Solution :

Update the affected sysklogd package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61840 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2000-0867

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