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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: Buffer Overflow in fdmount
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 17:12:46 -0700 (PDT)
fdmount vulnerability
---------------------

The fdmount program shipped with Slackware has been shown to be vulnerable to
a buffer overflow exploit.  A user must be in the "floppy" group to execute
fdmount, but because fdmount is suid root this is a security problem.

A patched fdmount which replaces the offending sprintf() call with a 
vsnprintf() (thus closing the hole and eliminating the security risk) has been
posted in an updated floppy.tgz package in Slackware-current.  Please download
the new floppy.tgz and run upgradepkg on it.

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slakware/a1/floppy.tgz


- Slackware Security Team
  security@slackware.com


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