Mandrake alert: Updated sane packages fix remote vulnerabilities
Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the saned daemon, a part of the sane package, which allows for a scanner to be used remotely. The IP address of the remote host is only checked after the first communication occurs, which causes the saned.conf restrictions to be ignored for the first connection. As well, a connection that is dropped early can cause Denial of Service issues due to a number of differing factors. Finally, a lack of error checking can cause various other unfavourable actions.
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Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
Package name: sane
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2003:099
Date: October 9th, 2003
Affected versions: 9.0, Corporate Server 2.1
Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the saned daemon, a part of
the sane package, which allows for a scanner to be used remotely. The
IP address of the remote host is only checked after the first
communication occurs, which causes the saned.conf restrictions to be
ignored for the first connection. As well, a connection that is
dropped early can cause Denial of Service issues due to a number of
differing factors. Finally, a lack of error checking can cause various
other unfavourable actions.
The provided packages have been patched to correct the issues. sane,
as distributed in Mandrake Linux 9.1 and higher, have versions where
the fixes were applied upstream.
Corporate Server 2.1:
Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
Mandrake Linux 9.0:
Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.
A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:
All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security. You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:
gpg --recv-keys --keyserver http://www.mandrakesecure.net 0x22458A98
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:
MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to. Information on these lists can be obtained by
If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
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