[ISN] Linux Advisory Watch - September 21st 2001

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    |  LinuxSecurity.com                        Linux Advisory Watch |
    |  September 21st, 2001                     Volume 2, Number 38a |
      Editors:     Dave Wreski                Benjamin Thomas
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    This week, advisories were released for most, apache, and windowmaker.  
    The vendors include Debian, Mandrake, and SuSE.  It has been a slow week.  
    We recommend taking time to make sure that no previous advisories have
    been missed.  A complete listing of our Linux advisories can be found:
    * http://www.linuxsecurity.com/advisories/
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    |  most                           | ----------------------------//
    Pavel Machek has found a buffer overflow in the `most' pager program. The
    problem is part of most's tab expansion where the program would write
    beyond the bounds two array variables when viewing a malicious file.  
    This could lead into other data structures being overwritten which in turn
    could enable most to execute arbitrary code being able to compromise the
    users environment.
     Debian Intel ia32 architecture: 
     MD5 checksum: b998b05837b20e78e143be0ffdc3e44c 
     Debian Vendor Advisory: 
    |   apache                        | ----------------------------//
    A problem exists with all Apache servers prior to version 1.3.19.  The
    vulnerablity could allow directory indexing and path discovery on the
    vulnerable servers with a custom crafted request consisting of a long path
    name created artificially by using numerous slashes. This can cause
    modules to misbehave and return a listing of the directory contents by
    avoiding the error page.
     Mandrake Vendor Advisory: 
    |   windowmaker                   | ----------------------------//
    The window manager Window Maker was found vulnerable to a buffer overflow
    due to improper bounds checking when setting the window title. An attacker
    can remotely exploit this buffer overflow by using malicious web page
    titles or terminal escape sequences to set a excessively long window
    title.  This attack can lead to remote command execution with the
    privileges of the user running Window Maker.
     i386 Intel Platform: SuSE-7.2 
     MD5 Checksum: 0f5508e10089deecf34b51ab8c007bbf 
     SuSE Vendor Advisory: 
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