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Security Advisory fam security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:005-04
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2005-01-05
Last updated on: 2005-01-05
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-2002-0875

Details

Updated fam packages that fix an information disclosure bug are now available.

FAM, the File Alteration Monitor, provides a daemon and an API which
applications can use for notification of changes in specific files or
directories.

A bug has been found in the way FAM handles group permissions. It is
possible that a local unprivileged user can use a flaw in FAM's group
handling to discover the names of files which are only viewable to users in
the 'root' group. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2002-0875 to this issue. This
issue only affects the version of FAM shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2.1.

Users of FAM should update to these updated packages which contain
backported patches and are not vulnerable to this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/fam/2.6.4-12/i386/fam-2.6.4-12.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: a0d8d2cc68ff46a9b09d1261d53a2f0d
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/fam-devel/2.6.4-12/i386/fam-devel-2.6.4-12.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 973679fabde39a480bcb8919c11ea2c7
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/fam/2.6.4-12/ia64/fam-2.6.4-12.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 7b0d9e77db18bb278d7c18aaa49ff6d5
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/fam-devel/2.6.4-12/ia64/fam-devel-2.6.4-12.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: d825882efcca7b9b05bc0145fb420f9d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/fam/2.6.4-12/i386/fam-2.6.4-12.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: a0d8d2cc68ff46a9b09d1261d53a2f0d
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/fam-devel/2.6.4-12/i386/fam-devel-2.6.4-12.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 973679fabde39a480bcb8919c11ea2c7
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/fam/2.6.4-12/i386/fam-2.6.4-12.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: a0d8d2cc68ff46a9b09d1261d53a2f0d
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/fam-devel/2.6.4-12/i386/fam-devel-2.6.4-12.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 973679fabde39a480bcb8919c11ea2c7
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/fam/2.6.4-12/ia64/fam-2.6.4-12.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 7b0d9e77db18bb278d7c18aaa49ff6d5
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/fam-devel/2.6.4-12/ia64/fam-devel-2.6.4-12.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: d825882efcca7b9b05bc0145fb420f9d
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

137445 - CAN-2002-0875 filename disclosure in FAM


References



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