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Security Advisory Updated glibc packages are available

Advisory: RHSA-2001:160-09
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2001-11-28
Last updated on: 2001-12-14
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 6.2
Red Hat Linux 7.0
Red Hat Linux 7.1
Red Hat Linux 7.2
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2001-0886

Details

Updated glibc packages are available to fix an overflowable buffer
and for 7.x to fix a couple of non-security related bugs.

An overflowable buffer exists in earlier versions of glibc glob(3)
implementation. It may be possible to
exploit programs that pass user modifiable input to the glibc glob
function.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2001-0886 to this issue.

This errata also fixes a couple of non-security related bugs
in glibc packages for Red Hat Linux 7.x.
There was a bug in the dynamic linker which caused DT_RUNPATH dynamic
tags (e.g. created by GNU ld with --enable-new-dtags -rpath DIR options)
to behave the same way as mere DT_RPATH tag, ie. search paths in it
couldn't be overridden by LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable;
this is fixed in the updated packages, as well as a strndup bug
when strndup was used with string literal argument and a typo in
<inttypes.h> header.

It is recommended that all users upgrade to provided packages.

We'd like to thank Flavio Veloso <flaviovs@magnux.com> for discovering
this buffer overflow problem.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

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
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.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 6.2

SRPMS:
glibc-2.1.3-23.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: c357416249d75bdc045f6a0bd375d38e
 
Alpha:
glibc-2.1.3-23.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 1488ff1e3bd4505ebad71e9eadc6cfe3
glibc-devel-2.1.3-23.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: ccf5c9dd4c68eaae2f7661bce814a686
glibc-profile-2.1.3-23.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 87e6ba6d7600a3b3fd35e106745fa788
nscd-2.1.3-23.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: a8679c548f4de4c413720b88231b79ea
 
IA-32:
glibc-2.1.3-23.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:089
    MD5: 3e8cba807ffdce5579114bb2f3fbbdfd
glibc-devel-2.1.3-23.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:089
    MD5: aa3c90d7d4cedfd4ebf45a44312fd3a2
glibc-profile-2.1.3-23.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:089
    MD5: 07197b46d6f567131b43330bcc59b28f
nscd-2.1.3-23.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:089
    MD5: ec8527e6b9924ce9e8a5824d1983a606
 
Sparc:
glibc-2.1.3-23.sparc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 6e3523c567b724d6875b05d48a8781e1
glibc-2.1.3-23.sparcv9.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 907c6bdf5a8dd1c4f2803f6d8f3a0ae3
glibc-devel-2.1.3-23.sparc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 9435475af4f944accc5c33119f4bebe1
glibc-profile-2.1.3-23.sparc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: b12cb08aaed71abab6c8b8eaa2b41072
nscd-2.1.3-23.sparc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: b124928f89fb1a46cff833056d44dd79
 
Red Hat Linux 7.0

SRPMS:
glibc-2.2.4-18.7.0.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:089
    MD5: ae84cff41c783ea0b75f083870a756f4
 
Alpha:
glibc-2.2.4-18.7.0.3.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: f1c2cca381e329afcb9f580b3b889363
glibc-2.2.4-18.7.0.3.alphaev6.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: dcbfacca113f7ea4d3d7c75baac8d0fb
glibc-common-2.2.4-18.7.0.3.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 2076d9b49459b1b9d51a71ca6c1f7f6a
glibc-devel-2.2.4-18.7.0.3.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: f375a5b1b44110fb0fee04b69b6f2c63
glibc-profile-2.2.4-18.7.0.3.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 8f2430025f19cec38df29f673cd9b7bb
nscd-2.2.4-18.7.0.3.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 1bfd015bc33811a1c6ad08f57d1bac29
 
IA-32:
glibc-2.2.4-18.7.0.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:089
    MD5: 05bb9c3de55e04b8fca48d3508c99d03
glibc-2.2.4-18.7.0.3.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:089
    MD5: 2cda97a74018abad487b749923607cee
glibc-common-2.2.4-18.7.0.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:089
    MD5: b4269c4c1c5e48166068a691cd0fd968
glibc-devel-2.2.4-18.7.0.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:089
    MD5: e46be81d1912d78ea5a1e9db63623fe6
glibc-profile-2.2.4-18.7.0.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:089
    MD5: fedfe5e3d2cdbeef9eb616fbe215cb96
nscd-2.2.4-18.7.0.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:089
    MD5: dff1ecb55acef7be12cffa5c45b725b1
 
Red Hat Linux 7.1

SRPMS:
glibc-2.2.4-19.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 1ab748bd3fe04702751b7633b98a315d
 
Alpha:
glibc-2.2.4-19.3.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 3e2faca6f40e6167f88eea85eac58940
glibc-2.2.4-19.3.alphaev6.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 0c74520246ae0f5b1ccacfcd65223feb
glibc-common-2.2.4-19.3.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 56538cf7a756228a90f25abd85774228
glibc-devel-2.2.4-19.3.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: b5a3914236dc76181d4f1b417fcb08f2
glibc-profile-2.2.4-19.3.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 11ddc075098bd3cd3953d86658250620
nscd-2.2.4-19.3.alpha.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: b4c02b68cf7a98376707e11a665e8057
 
IA-32:
glibc-2.2.4-19.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 9ece40bc4b5a2fb8734c7807b28b86a4
glibc-2.2.4-19.3.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 1dfabf932afb04048d12622e6fc6859f
glibc-common-2.2.4-19.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 8b9c9635214c475b6fd6c7e5dab3d3c0
glibc-devel-2.2.4-19.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 78ddc49ad3cbb1f769d61f2357466d8d
glibc-profile-2.2.4-19.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: e53b1f547dd67c86aa2cf969f54ff015
nscd-2.2.4-19.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: ce89d05dad8b1278d3a753676b96e5aa
 
IA-64:
glibc-2.2.4-19.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 24cb3c3be8b8b50c709f5dfd593f2b0a
glibc-common-2.2.4-19.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 330ec0f05b6d2e83c4c57dcad9c513de
glibc-devel-2.2.4-19.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 5bf8a4da1d8e34b79c4bdc953d610467
glibc-profile-2.2.4-19.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 5163bf8fa2897e653c93a9234a0d39b8
nscd-2.2.4-19.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:197
    MD5: 64a273fa127fbd09f7f3a30b00390972
 
Red Hat Linux 7.2

SRPMS:
glibc-2.2.4-19.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 1ab748bd3fe04702751b7633b98a315d
 
IA-32:
glibc-2.2.4-19.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 9ece40bc4b5a2fb8734c7807b28b86a4
glibc-2.2.4-19.3.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 1dfabf932afb04048d12622e6fc6859f
glibc-common-2.2.4-19.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 8b9c9635214c475b6fd6c7e5dab3d3c0
glibc-devel-2.2.4-19.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 78ddc49ad3cbb1f769d61f2357466d8d
glibc-profile-2.2.4-19.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: e53b1f547dd67c86aa2cf969f54ff015
nscd-2.2.4-19.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: ce89d05dad8b1278d3a753676b96e5aa
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

55865 - LD_LIBRARY_PATH / rpath interaction
57268 - syntax error in inttypes.h with 2.2.4-19 update


References


Keywords

buffer, DT_RUNPATH, glibc, glob, LD_LIBRARY_PATH, overrun, strndup


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