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MDKSA-2002:078-Updated ypserv packages fix memory leak

by Nikola Strahija on November 20th, 2002 Affected versions: 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0

Problem Description:

A memory leak that could be triggered remotely was discovered in ypserv
2.5 and earlier. This could lead to a Denial of Service as repeated
requests for a non-existant map will result in ypserv consuming more
and more memory, and also running more slowly. If the system runs out
of available memory, ypserv would also be killed.


Updated Packages:

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
45911e795e82a5615f5c62ccdf6d442c 7.2/RPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.i586.rpm
5e57fc67855963ec4eef3d87a4f4ba6f 7.2/SRPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
2bc8207693dc4e7b8095e9ce9ab761fa 8.0/RPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.i586.rpm
5e57fc67855963ec4eef3d87a4f4ba6f 8.0/SRPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0/PPC:
b478eda36eda7eaddb120aa065a81e3e ppc/8.0/RPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.ppc.rpm
5e57fc67855963ec4eef3d87a4f4ba6f ppc/8.0/SRPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1:
5ad392879587b4dee5c7b5dabeefa9c9 8.1/RPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.i586.rpm
5e57fc67855963ec4eef3d87a4f4ba6f 8.1/SRPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1/IA64:
bb0c485e824d4c6f9e6ac9ac9cb3a373 ia64/8.1/RPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.ia64.rpm
5e57fc67855963ec4eef3d87a4f4ba6f ia64/8.1/SRPMS/ypserv-1.3.12-3.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2:
b4b6984c3834eabd33578dfed24a53a8 8.2/RPMS/ypserv-2.5-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
0ae1ae479fca968b041de021a6bdde56 8.2/SRPMS/ypserv-2.5-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2/PPC:
79ee559c9fcc7fd6efe25746723ea375 ppc/8.2/RPMS/ypserv-2.5-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
0ae1ae479fca968b041de021a6bdde56 ppc/8.2/SRPMS/ypserv-2.5-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.0:
d422a834b1869149b38bf1c8a1e8a4d6 9.0/RPMS/ypserv-2.5-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
0ae1ae479fca968b041de021a6bdde56 9.0/SRPMS/ypserv-2.5-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

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rpm --checksig

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