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SGI Advanced Linux Environment security update #13
SGI Advanced Linux Environment security update #13


                           SGI Security Advisory

  Title     : SGI Advanced Linux Environment security update #13
  Number    : 20040301-01-U
  Date      : March 3, 2004
  Reference : Redhat Advisory RHSA-2004:090-06, CAN-2004-0110
  Reference : Redhat Advisory RHSA-2004:058-08, CAN-2003-0973
  Fixed in  : Patch 10056 for SGI ProPack v2.4 and SGI ProPack v2.3

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SGI has released Patch 10056: SGI Advanced Linux Environment security
update #13, which includes updated RPMs for SGI ProPack v2.4 and SGI
ProPack v2.3 for the SGI Altix family of systems, in response to the
following security issues:

Updated mod_python packages fix denial of service vulnerability

Updated libxml2 packages fix security vulnerability

Patch 10056 is available from http://support.sgi.com/ and 

The individual RPMs from Patch 10056 are available from:
ftp://oss.sgi.com/projects/sgi_propack/download/2.3/updates/SRPM S
ftp://oss.sgi.com/projects/sgi_propack/download/2.4/updates/SRPM S

Note: Four weeks after the release of SGI ProPack v2.4,
weekly security updates for SGI ProPack v2.3 will discontinue.
Please upgrade to SGI ProPack v2.4 as soon as possible.
See the SGI ProPack Support Policy on http://support.sgi.com/ 
for additional information.

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SGI Security Advisories can be found at:
http://www.sgi.com/support/security/ and 

Red Hat Errata: Security Alerts, Bugfixes, and Enhancements

SGI Advanced Linux Environment security updates can found on:

SGI patches can be found at the following patch servers:

The primary SGI anonymous FTP site for security advisories and
security patches is ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/ 

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