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Bug 4690 - network root vulnerability in am-utils
Summary: network root vulnerability in am-utils
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: am-utils
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-08-24 19:09 UTC by nessus
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-30 19:37:22 UTC

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Description nessus 1999-08-24 19:09:09 UTC
Our RedHat 6.0 are currently being broken into by Serbian
crackers apparently using a vulnerability in am-utils.
/var/log/messages clearly shows attempts to overrun a
buffer in amq.  The am-utils developers claim that snapshot
6.0.1s10 probably fixes the vulnerability, and also asks to
make sure that RedHat does NOT compile am-utils with the
--enable-amq-mount option enabled.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-08-30 19:37:59 UTC
released fixed packages to the errata and the world at large.

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