Updated man package fixing security problems available
|Last updated on:||2001-05-21|
|Affected Products:||Red Hat Linux 6.2
Red Hat Linux 7.0
A heap overrun exists in the man packages shipped with Red Hat Linux
5.x, 6.x and 7.0.
Since man is setgid man, users could gain gid man privileges.
Red Hat Linux 7.1 is not affected by this problem.
A buffer size was calculated incorrectly in man.c
relevant to your system have been applied.
In particular, if you are running Red Hat Linux 5.x or 6.x, you need to
install the mktemp errata (RHSA-2001:070) before applying this update.
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 directory *only* contains
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:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
|Red Hat Linux 6.2|
|Red Hat Linux 7.0|
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