Mandrake alert: Updated stunnel packagess fix vulnerabilities
A vulnerability was discovered in stunnel versions 3.24 and earlier, as well as 4.00, by Steve Grubb. It was found that stunnel leaks a critical file descriptor that can be used to hijack stunnel's services.
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Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
Package name: stunnel
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2003:108
Date: November 25th, 2003
Affected versions: 9.0, Corporate Server 2.1
A vulnerability was discovered in stunnel versions 3.24 and earlier,
as well as 4.00, by Steve Grubb. It was found that stunnel leaks a
critical file descriptor that can be used to hijack stunnel's services.
All users are encouraged to upgrade to these packages. Note that the
version of stunnel provided with Mandrake Linux 9.1 and above is not
vulnerable to this problem.
Corporate Server 2.1:
Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
Mandrake Linux 9.0:
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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