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Security Advisory Updated im packages fix insecure handling of temporary files

Advisory: RHSA-2003:039-09
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2003-02-07
Last updated on: 2003-07-07
Affected Products: 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 7.1 for zSeries
Red Hat Linux 7.2
Red Hat Linux 7.3
Red Hat Linux 8.0
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2002-1395

Details

New im packages are available that fix the insecure handling of temporary
files.

[Updated 7 July 2003]
Added packages for Red Hat Linux on IBM iSeries and pSeries systems.

Internet Message (IM) is a series of user interface commands and backend
Perl5 libraries that integrate email and the NetNews user interface. They
are designed to be used from both the Mew mail reader for Emacs and the
command line.

A vulnerability has been discovered by Tatsuya Kinoshita in the way two IM
utilities create temporary files. By anticipating the names used to
create files and directories stored in /tmp, it may be possible for a
local attacker to corrupt or modify data as another user.

Red Hat Linux 7, 7.1, and 7.2 included IM packages that are vulnerable to
this issue. This erratum includes IM version 143 which is not vulnerable
to this issue.

Red Hat Linux 7.3, and 8.0 included Mew (Messaging in the Emacs World)
packages which included vulnerable versions of IM. This erratum provide
updated Mew packages including IM version 143 which is not vulnerable to
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 7.0

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-0.7x.560/SRPMS/im-143-0.7x.560.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1339e1a6ccfafb1b92ca84ec211fb042
 
Alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-0.7x.560/noarch/im-143-0.7x.560.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 02be12509784a2c1724648a10944b94a
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-0.7x.560/noarch/im-143-0.7x.560.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 02be12509784a2c1724648a10944b94a
 
Red Hat Linux 7.1

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-0.7x.560/SRPMS/im-143-0.7x.560.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1339e1a6ccfafb1b92ca84ec211fb042
 
Alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-0.7x.560/noarch/im-143-0.7x.560.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 02be12509784a2c1724648a10944b94a
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-0.7x.560/noarch/im-143-0.7x.560.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 02be12509784a2c1724648a10944b94a
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-0.7x.560/noarch/im-143-0.7x.560.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 02be12509784a2c1724648a10944b94a
 
Red Hat Linux 7.1 for iSeries

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-0.7x.560/SRPMS/im-143-0.7x.560.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1339e1a6ccfafb1b92ca84ec211fb042
 
iSeries:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-0.7x.560/noarch/im-143-0.7x.560.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 02be12509784a2c1724648a10944b94a
 
Red Hat Linux 7.1 for pSeries

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-0.7x.560/SRPMS/im-143-0.7x.560.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1339e1a6ccfafb1b92ca84ec211fb042
 
pSeries:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-0.7x.560/noarch/im-143-0.7x.560.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 02be12509784a2c1724648a10944b94a
 
Red Hat Linux 7.1 for zSeries

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-0.7x.560/SRPMS/im-143-0.7x.560.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1339e1a6ccfafb1b92ca84ec211fb042
 
s390x:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-0.7x.560/noarch/im-143-0.7x.560.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 02be12509784a2c1724648a10944b94a
 
Red Hat Linux 7.2

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-1/SRPMS/im-143-1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 603fbef64e77847cab198ef21e95551e
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-1/noarch/im-143-1.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 86b3731ac5396768cbdfc55d71d75413
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-1/noarch/im-143-1.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 86b3731ac5396768cbdfc55d71d75413
 
s390:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/im/143-1/noarch/im-143-1.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 86b3731ac5396768cbdfc55d71d75413
 
Red Hat Linux 7.3

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mew/2.2-5.7x/SRPMS/mew-2.2-5.7x.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 353574cd613a6acbd23d4b7acd32d8bd
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mew/2.2-5.7x/i386/mew-2.2-5.7x.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 826812ce71da4063b01e107557684638
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mew-common/2.2-5.7x/i386/mew-common-2.2-5.7x.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 3fe56a69a00556798de56e388f8a8d2c
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mew-xemacs/2.2-5.7x/i386/mew-xemacs-2.2-5.7x.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: bd7adf05659ef521c7b08ff9c702be54
 
Red Hat Linux 8.0

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mew/2.2-6/SRPMS/mew-2.2-6.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1f0574fe054426099cbae66b06435d8f
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mew/2.2-6/i386/mew-2.2-6.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 3c6c2174a0bc0f0a1569af9d36f3c68d
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mew-common/2.2-6/i386/mew-common-2.2-6.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 47b9bbd126fdd03298ebabe5a15f7806
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mew-xemacs/2.2-6/i386/mew-xemacs-2.2-6.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 41c228d865760c2a092fe1916c28d1d9
 

References


Keywords

im, tmp


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