[RHSA-2001:022-03] Updated licq packages fixing security problems available (fwd)

Dave Dittrich dittrich at cac.washington.edu
Thu Mar 22 11:28:29 PST 2001


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Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 18:49:00 -0500
Subject: [RHSA-2001:022-03] Updated licq packages fixing security problems
available
From: bugzilla at REDHAT.COM
To: BUGTRAQ at SECURITYFOCUS.COM

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Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Updated licq packages fixing security problems available
Advisory ID: RHSA-2001:022-03
Issue date: 2001-02-28
Updated on: 2001-03-21
Product: Red Hat Linux
Keywords: licq buffer overrun system() system
Cross references:
Obsoletes:
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1. Topic:

Updated Red Hat Linux 7 packages fixing two security problems in licq are
available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.0 - alpha, i386

3. Problem description:

licq as shipped with Red Hat Linux 7 is vulnerable to two security
problems:
An overrunnable buffer in its logging code, and an unguarded system()
call to execute an external browser when receiving an URL.

4. Solution:

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh <filenames>

where <filenames> is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directly *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):



6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.0:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/SRPMS/licq-1.0.2-2.src.rpm

alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/alpha/licq-1.0.2-2.alpha.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/i386/licq-1.0.2-2.i386.rpm


7. Verification:

MD5 sum Package Name
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ec5c4980d4d5355549d546d57ca22b94 7.0/SRPMS/licq-1.0.2-2.src.rpm
1db692b7becd9102d617b57153a9b9e9 7.0/alpha/licq-1.0.2-2.alpha.rpm
6a82d8024e0b8922a2ce846b6cba61dc 7.0/i386/licq-1.0.2-2.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key
is available at:
http://www.redhat.com/corp/contact.html

You can verify each package with the following command:
rpm --checksig <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
rpm --checksig --nogpg <filename>

8. References:




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