Security hole in pbpg

    Date08 Dec 1999
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The /usr/bin/pg and /usr/bin/pb tools can be used to read any file on the system.
                            SuSE Security Announcement
            Package:  pbpg-1.x
            Date:     Tue Sep 21 00:35:49 MEST 1999
            Affected: all Linux distributions using pbpg
    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 /usr/bin/pg and /usr/bin/pb tools can be used to read any file on the
    2. Impact
      An attacker can read e.g the /etc/shadow file or private email.
    3. Solution
      Updated the pbgp package from our FTP server.
    Here are the md5 checksums of the upgrade packages, please verify these
    before installing the new packages:
      a3591927cdb148abdc32b677fa5caa33  pbpg-1.2-0.i386.rpm
    You will find the update on our ftp-Server:
    Webpage for patches:
    or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:
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