[RHSA-2001:023-03] Updated licq packages fixing security problems available (fwd)

Dave Dittrich dittrich at cac.washington.edu
Mon Mar 26 18:36:01 PST 2001


(Note that this is for RH 6.2. I think I sent the other note for 7.0
earlier.)

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Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 08:15 -0500
Subject: [RHSA-2001:023-03] Updated licq packages fixing security problems
available
From: bugzilla at redhat.com
To: redhat-watch-list at redhat.com
Cc: bugtraq at securityfocus.com, linux-security at redhat.com

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Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Updated licq packages fixing security problems available
Advisory ID: RHSA-2001:023-03
Issue date: 2001-02-28
Updated on: 2001-03-22
Product: Red Hat Powertools
Keywords: licq buffer overrun system() system
Cross references:
Obsoletes:
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1. Topic:

Updated Red Hat Powertools 6.2 packages fixing two security problems in
licq are available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Powertools 6.2 - alpha, i386, sparc

3. Problem description:

licq as shipped with Red Hat Powertools 6.2 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 Powertools 6.2:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/SRPMS/licq-1.0.2-0.6x.1.src.rpm

alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/alpha/licq-1.0.2-0.6x.1.alpha.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/i386/licq-1.0.2-0.6x.1.i386.rpm

sparc:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/sparc/licq-1.0.2-0.6x.1.sparc.rpm


7. Verification:

MD5 sum Package Name
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e2bd0abf397bf9e8824f1b5015719a57 6.2/SRPMS/licq-1.0.2-0.6x.1.src.rpm
5db9f4db511394906cc95acb0bea0cb5 6.2/alpha/licq-1.0.2-0.6x.1.alpha.rpm
954238e61f8d3b55121eee177f817fb3 6.2/i386/licq-1.0.2-0.6x.1.i386.rpm
e065e236803c0294019e1c62f16cf82b 6.2/sparc/licq-1.0.2-0.6x.1.sparc.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:




Copyright(c) 2000, 2001 Red Hat, Inc.



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