SuSE Security Announcement

        Package:  cdwtools < 093
        Date:     Wed Oct 20 13:04:19 CEST 1999
        Affected: all Linux distributions using cdwtools

A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above.
Please update as soon as possible or disable the service if you are using
this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s).

Other Linux distributions or operating systems might be affected as
well, please contact your vendor for information about this issue.

Please note, that that we provide this information on as "as-is" basis only.
There is no warranty whatsoever and no liability for any direct, indirect or
incidental damage arising from this information or the installation of
the update package.

1. Problem Description

   The cdwtools package is a frontend for various programs used to create
   Several buffer overflows and /tmp vulnerabilities exist in the cdwtools
   Thanks to Brock Tellier bringing this problem to our attention.

2. Impact

   Everyone having the cdwtools package installed and SuSE configured for
   "easy" security setting (which is the default) are vulnerable to a
   local root compromise.

3. Solution

   Update the cdwtools package. See below.


Here are the md5 checksums of the upgrade packages, please verify these
before installing the new packages:

  1d71866d165c7f5f1b84565313b02ea5  cdwtools-0.93-101.i386.rpm  (6.1/x86)
  53c3d210034cf8abb140977c8d5deb69  cdwtools-0.93-100.i386.rpm  (6.2/x86)
  74a493d82128566836cd3953ea23da82  cdwtools-0.93-101.alpha.rpm (6.1/AXP)


You will find the update on our ftp-Server:


Webpage for patches:

or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors: