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Red Hat Security Advisory: String format vulnerability in icecast

Jan 24, 2001, 21:07 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 13:17 -0500
From: redhat-watch-list-admin@redhat.com
To: redhat-watch-list@redhat.com
Subject: [RHSA-2001:004-04] String format vulnerability in icecast


                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:          String format vulnerability in icecast
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2001:004-04
Issue date:        2001-01-23
Updated on:        2001-01-24
Product:           Red Hat Powertools
Keywords:
Cross references:
Obsoletes:

1. Topic:

A remote vulnerablity allows execution of arbitrary code.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:


Red Hat Powertools 6.0 - alpha, i386, sparc
Red Hat Powertools 6.1 - alpha, i386, sparc
Red Hat Powertools 6.2 - alpha, i386, sparc
Red Hat Powertools 7.0 - alpha, i386

3. Problem description:

A string format vulnerability that allows the execution of arbitrary commands exists in all versions of icecast. A patch was posted to Bugtraq to solve the problem and has been incorporated into this update. All users of icecast should apply this update.

4. Solution:

For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filename]

where filename is the name of the RPM.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Powertools 6.0:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.0/SRPMS/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.src.rpm

alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.0/alpha/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.alpha.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.0/i386/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.i386.rpm

sparc:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.0/sparc/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.sparc.rpm

Red Hat Powertools 6.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.1/SRPMS/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.src.rpm

alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.1/alpha/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.alpha.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.1/i386/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.i386.rpm

sparc:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.1/sparc/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.sparc.rpm

Red Hat Powertools 6.2:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/SRPMS/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.src.rpm

alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/alpha/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.alpha.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/i386/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.i386.rpm

sparc:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/sparc/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.sparc.rpm

Red Hat Powertools 7.0:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/7.0/SRPMS/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-3.src.rpm

alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/7.0/alpha/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-3.alpha.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/7.0/i386/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-3.i386.rpm

7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

6e10a41120782afa633229384a3de9f5 6.0/SRPMS/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.src.rpm
feba1b51874808c6d59eae717adc116d 6.0/alpha/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.alpha.rpm
17f5ed6b597b38456faff7e8bd1eb828 6.0/i386/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.i386.rpm
e8c06fc3348e60a3053e7fad06dedeec 6.0/sparc/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.sparc.rpm
6e10a41120782afa633229384a3de9f5 6.1/SRPMS/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.src.rpm
feba1b51874808c6d59eae717adc116d 6.1/alpha/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.alpha.rpm
17f5ed6b597b38456faff7e8bd1eb828 6.1/i386/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.i386.rpm
e8c06fc3348e60a3053e7fad06dedeec 6.1/sparc/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.sparc.rpm
6e10a41120782afa633229384a3de9f5 6.2/SRPMS/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.src.rpm
feba1b51874808c6d59eae717adc116d 6.2/alpha/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.alpha.rpm
17f5ed6b597b38456faff7e8bd1eb828 6.2/i386/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.i386.rpm
e8c06fc3348e60a3053e7fad06dedeec 6.2/sparc/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-2.sparc.rpm
417343d579a7067720300adc8c99b38d 7.0/SRPMS/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-3.src.rpm
b728ad07c46c37221e98d5ee905efb2d 7.0/alpha/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-3.alpha.rpm
9fc78917546ab1bc41fb9951d47bf749 7.0/i386/icecast-1.3.8.beta2-3.i386.rpm
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at:
http://www.redhat.com/corp/contact.html

You can verify each package with the following command:
rpm --checksig <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
rpm --checksig --nogpg <filename>

8. References:

Thanks to |CyRaX| for finding the problem and posting it to Bugtraq. For more information please see
http://www.securityfocus.com/vdb/bottom.html?vid=2264

Copyright(c) 2000, 2001 Red Hat, Inc.