Updated gnorpm packages are available for Red Hat Linux 6.1, 6.2, and 7.0
|Last updated on:||2000-12-01|
|Affected Products:||Red Hat Linux 6.2
Red Hat Linux 7.0
(This is a re-release of the previous errata caused by a missing patch).
A locally-exploitable security hole was found where a normal user could
trick root running GnoRPM into writing to arbitrary files due to a bug in
the gnorpm tmp file handling.
2000-11-27: Added packages for Red Hat Linux 7 for Alpha
While fixing other problems with the gnorpm package, a locally-exploitable
security hole was found where a normal user could trick root running GnoRPM
into writing to arbitrary files due to a bug in the gnorpm tmp file
A new release of GnoRPM (0.95.1) is now available. This fixes a
significant number of bugs in the gnorpm package, including this security
hole. Administrators who use this program on multi-user machines should
update it, and anyone who uses it regularly will notice vast improvements.
All versions of GnoRPM before 0.95 are believed to be vulnerable.
rpm -Fvh [filename]
where filename is the name of the RPM.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to library compatibility issues, this release of GnoRPM
0.95.1 cannot be used on a Red Hat Linux 6.0 system. If you are running
Red Hat Linux 6.0, to close this security hole you should abstain from
using GnoRPM until packages are available for that release. Alternatively
you may upgrade to a later version of Red Hat Linux. Packages that
function properly on a Red Hat Linux 6.0 system are in development.
|Red Hat Linux 7.0|
Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)
14327 - Querying RPMs after drag'n'drop crashes gnorpm
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