Package : nis Vulnerability : information leak Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no
Thorsten Kukuck discovered a problem in the ypserv program which is part of the Network Information Services (NIS). A memory leak in all versions of ypserv prior to 2.5 is remotely exploitable. When a malicious user could request a non-existing map the server will leak parts of an old domainname and mapname.
This problem has been fixed in version 3.9-6.1 for the current stable distribution (woody), in version 3.8-2.1 for the old stable distribution (potato) and in version 3.9-6.2 for the unstable distribution (sid).
We recommend that you upgrade your nis package.
wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:
apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.
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