Security Advisories Week: 30 May - 6 June 2002
by Berislav Kucan


Title: rpc.passwd vulnerability
Date: June 5 2002
Vendor: SGI
Vulnerable systems: IRIX 6.5.*
Full advisory: http://www.net-security.org/advisory.php?id=739
Problem description: It's been reported that /usr/etc/rpc.passwd has a vulnerability which could allow a user to compromise root.



Title: Denial-of-Service Vulnerability in ISC BIND 9
Date: June 5 2002
Vendor: ISC
Vulnerable systems: ISC BIND 9
Full advisory: http://www.net-security.org/advisory.php?id=740
Problem description: A denial-of-service vulnerability exists in version 9 of the Internet Software Consortium's (ISC) Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) server. ISC BIND versions 8 and 4 are not affected. Exploiting this vulnerability will cause the BIND server to shut down.



Title: Updated xchat packages fix /dns vulnerability
Date: June 5 2002
Vendor: Red Hat
Vulnerable systems: Red Hat Linux 6.2 and 7.x
Full advisory: http://www.net-security.org/advisory.php?id=741
Problem description: A security issue in XChat allows a malicious server to execute arbitrary commands.



Title: Updated bind packages fix denial of service attack
Date: June 5 2002
Vendor: Red Hat
Vulnerable systems: Red Hat Linux 7.x
Full advisory: http://www.net-security.org/advisory.php?id=742
Problem description: Versions of BIND 9 prior to 9.2.1 have a bug that causes certain requests to the BIND name server (named) to fail an internal consistency check, causing the name server to stop responding to requests.



Title: Ghostscript command execution vulnerability
Date: June 5 2002
Vendor: Red Hat
Vulnerable systems: Red Hat Linux 6.2 and 7.x
Full advisory: http://www.net-security.org/advisory.php?id=743
Problem description: An untrusted PostScript file can cause ghostscript to execute arbitrary commands due to insufficient checking. Since ghostscript is often used during the course of printing a document (and is run as user 'lp'), all users should install these fixed packages.



Title: snmpdx(1M) and mibiisa(1M) fixes available
Date: June 5 2002
Vendor: SUN
Vulnerable systems: SunOS 5.8, 5.8_x86, 5.7, 5.7_x86, 5.6, 5.6_x86
Full advisory: http://www.net-security.org/advisory.php?id=744
Problem description: A format string vulnerability has been discovered in snmpdx and a buffer overflow found in mibiisa which may be exploited by a local or a remote attacker to gain root access on the affected system.



Title: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Yahoo! Messenger
Date: June 6 2002
Vendor: Yahoo
Vulnerable systems: Yahoo! Messenger version 5,0,0,1064 and prior for Microsoft Windows
Full advisory: http://www.net-security.org/advisory.php?id=745
Problem description: There are multiple vulnerabilities in Yahoo! Messenger. Attackers that are able to exploit these vulnerabilities may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the victim user.

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