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Security: new libc5 packages available for Red Hat Linux

Nov 12, 1998, 19:48 (0 Talkback[s])

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A buffer overflow has been identified in all versions of the libc 5 packages
shipped with Red Hat Linux. The most affected systems are those that are
libc 5 based (Red Hat Linux 4.2 and older). Only Intel and Sparc
architectures are affected.

The Red Hat Linux 5.x releases are glibc (libc 6) based, and Red Hat does
not ship any binaries linked against libc 5 that might be used for
compromising the system's security. However, Red Hat Linux 5.x releases do
include for backwards compatibility a package containg a vulnerable library.

Users of Red Hat Linux are recommended to upgrade to the new packages
available under updates directory on our ftp site:

Red Hat Linux 4.2:
==================

i386:
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/i386/libc-5.3.12-18.4.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/i386/libc-debug-5.3.12-18.4.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/i386/libc-devel-5.3.12-18.4.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/i386/libc-profile-5.3.12-18.4.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/i386/libc-static-5.3.12-18.4.i386.rpm

sparc:
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/sparc/libc-5.3.12-18.4.sparc.rpm
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/sparc/libc-debug-5.3.12-18.4.sparc.rpm
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/sparc/libc-devel-5.3.12-18.4.sparc.rpm
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/sparc/libc-profile-5.3.12-18.4.sparc.rpm
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/sparc/libc-static-5.3.12-18.4.sparc.rpm

Source rpm:
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/SRPMS/libc-5.3.12-18.4.src.rpm


Red Hat Linux 5.0, 5.1 and 5.2:
===============================

i386:
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/i386/libc-5.3.12-28.i386.rpm

Source rpm:
rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/SRPMS/libc-5.3.12-28.src.rpm


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