security at mandriva
Aug 10, 2012, 11:30 AM
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[ MDVSA-2012:129-1 ] busybox
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2012:129-1
Package : busybox
Date : August 10, 2012
Multiple vulnerabilities was found and corrected in busybox:
The decompress function in ncompress allows remote attackers to cause
a denial of service (crash), and possibly execute arbitrary code,
via crafted data that leads to a buffer underflow (CVE-2006-1168).
A missing DHCP option checking / sanitization flaw was reported for
multiple DHCP clients. This flaw may allow DHCP server to trick DHCP
clients to set e.g. system hostname to a specially crafted value
containing shell special characters. Various scripts assume that
hostname is trusted, which may lead to code execution when hostname
is specially crafted (CVE-2011-2716).
Additionally for Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 various problems in
the ka-deploy and uClibc packages was discovered and fixed with
The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
The wrong set of packages was sent out with the MDVSA-2012:129 advisory
that lacked the fix for CVE-2006-1168. This advisory provides the
Mandriva Linux 2011:
Mandriva Linux 2011/X86_64:
To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.
All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:
gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98
You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:
If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
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