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Security Advisory util-linux security update

Advisory: RHSA-2004:056-05
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2004-02-03
Last updated on: 2004-02-03
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2004-0080

Details

Updated util-linux packages that fix an information leak in the login
program are now available.

The util-linux package contains a large variety of low-level system
utilities that are necessary for a Linux system to function.

In some situations, the login program could use a pointer that had been
freed and reallocated. This could cause unintentional data leakage.

Note: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is not vulnerable to this issue.

It is recommended that all users upgrade to these updated packages, which
are not vulnerable to this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Matthew Lee of Fleming College for finding and
reporting 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.

If up2date fails to connect to Red Hat Network due to SSL
Certificate Errors, you need to install a version of the
up2date client with an updated certificate. The latest version of
up2date is available from the Red Hat FTP site and may also be
downloaded directly from the RHN website:

https://rhn.redhat.com/help/latest-up2date.pxt

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
util-linux-2.11f-20.4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 00bd8ff344c54363b75ce441b0a19495
util-linux-2.11f-20.4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 00bd8ff344c54363b75ce441b0a19495
 
IA-32:
util-linux-2.11f-20.4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 6ce893d86080bbb506116766cbf4348a
 
IA-64:
util-linux-2.11f-20.4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: e6cde0a5bd6d89dd8660a3fe83da5a9b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
util-linux-2.11f-20.4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 00bd8ff344c54363b75ce441b0a19495
util-linux-2.11f-20.4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 00bd8ff344c54363b75ce441b0a19495
 
IA-32:
util-linux-2.11f-20.4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 6ce893d86080bbb506116766cbf4348a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
util-linux-2.11f-20.4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 00bd8ff344c54363b75ce441b0a19495
util-linux-2.11f-20.4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 00bd8ff344c54363b75ce441b0a19495
 
IA-32:
util-linux-2.11f-20.4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 6ce893d86080bbb506116766cbf4348a
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

SRPMS:
util-linux-2.11f-20.4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 00bd8ff344c54363b75ce441b0a19495
util-linux-2.11f-20.4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: 00bd8ff344c54363b75ce441b0a19495
 
IA-64:
util-linux-2.11f-20.4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:782
    MD5: e6cde0a5bd6d89dd8660a3fe83da5a9b
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

114742 - CAN-2004-0080 "login" information leak


References



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