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Security Advisory Updated fileutils package fixes race condition in recursive operations

Advisory: RHSA-2003:015-07
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2003-01-21
Last updated on: 2003-07-01
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 6.2
Red Hat Linux 7.0
Red Hat Linux 7.1
Red Hat Linux 7.1 for iSeries
Red Hat Linux 7.1 for pSeries
Red Hat Linux 7.2
Red Hat Linux 7.3
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2002-0435

Details

New fileutils packages for Red Hat Linux 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 fix a
race condition in recursive remove and move commands.

[Updated 16 April 2003]
Added packages for Red Hat Linux on IBM iSeries and pSeries systems.

The fileutils package includes a number of GNU versions of common and
popular file management utilities.

A race condition in the recursive use of 'rm' and 'mv' in fileutils 4.1 and
earlier could allow local users to delete files and directories (as the user
running fileutils) if the user has write access to part of the tree being
moved or deleted.

Red Hat Linux versions 6.2, 7, 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 shipped with versions of
fileutils that are vulnerable to this issue. This erratum provides new
fileutils packages that contain a patch correcting this issue.


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

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/fileutils/4.0-21.1/i386/fileutils-4.0-21.1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: cacc930476d0338f406ecead3dcf952b
 
Red Hat Linux 7.0

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/fileutils/4.0x-3.1/i386/fileutils-4.0x-3.1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 37887ea82f67399490cf04f30727078f
 
Red Hat Linux 7.1

IA-32:
fileutils-4.0.36-4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:309
    MD5: 24bcfd92b6298dc3510a4cbfdf812a96
 
Red Hat Linux 7.1 for iSeries

iSeries:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/fileutils/4.0.36-4.1/ppc/fileutils-4.0.36-4.1.ppc.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f06cc7432add2cd6d8f6c7bee98f64b6
 
Red Hat Linux 7.1 for pSeries

pSeries:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/fileutils/4.0.36-4.1/ppc/fileutils-4.0.36-4.1.ppc.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f06cc7432add2cd6d8f6c7bee98f64b6
 
Red Hat Linux 7.2

IA-32:
fileutils-4.1-10.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:309
    MD5: d8a014f87a6aa623c36620ba96178698
 
IA-64:
fileutils-4.1-10.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:309
    MD5: 3c7c5fd690854ba5655717583883ddc5
 
Red Hat Linux 7.3

IA-32:
fileutils-4.1-10.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:309
    MD5: d8a014f87a6aa623c36620ba96178698
 

References


Keywords

gnu, move, mv, remove, rm


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