Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 17:52:41 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team email@example.com
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2001:032 - licq update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: licq
Date: March 20th, 2001
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:032
Affected versions: 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1
Versions of Licq prior to 1.0.3 have a vulnerability involving
the way Licq parses received URLs. The received URLs are passed to
the web browser without any sanity checking by using the system()
function. Because of the lack of checks on the URL, remote
attackers can pipe other commands with the sent URLs causing the
client to unwillingly execute arbitrary commands. The URL parsing
code has been fixed in the most recent 1.0.3 version.
Users of Linux-Mandrake 7.1 and Corporate Server 1.0.1 will have
to manually remove the licq-data package by using "rpm -e
licq-data" prior to upgrading.
Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity
of the downloaded package. You can do this with the command:
rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.
Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/"
directory. For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM
package for Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/RPMS/".
Updated source RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not
need to download them.
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours
to update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of
the two above-listed mirrors.
You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake
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