Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

More on LinuxToday

Caldera updates COAS package

Apr 28, 1999, 10:37 (0 Talkback[s])

WEBINAR: On-demand Event

Replace Oracle with the NoSQL Engagement Database: Why and how leading companies are making the switch REGISTER >

1. Problem Description

   /etc/shadow may get world readable

2. Vulnerable Versions

   Systems:     OpenLinux 2.2.
   Packages:    previous to coas-1.0-8

3. Solutions

   The proper solution is to upgrade to the coas-1.0-8 package. 
   If /etc/shadow is world-readable, this is fixed with

    chmod 600 /etc/shadow

4. Location of Fixed Packages

   The upgrade packages can be found on Caldera's FTP site at:
   The corresponding source code package can be found at:

5. Installing Fixed Packages

   Upgrade the affected packages with the following commands:

   rpm -q coas && rpm -U coas-1.0-8.i386.rpm

6. Verification

   The MD5 checksums (from the "md5sum" command) for these packages are:
   1efa8cde40f5684293e03c2499f2f59f  README
   b3fa473f6ba574052991bf2254bd378d  RPMS/coas-1.0-8.i386.rpm
   3bfa00aa3230f97537e8baa2c0454d08  SRPMS/coas-1.0-8.src.rpm

7. References

   This and other Caldera security resources are located at:

   Additional documentation on this problem can be found in:

   This security fix closes Caldera's internal Problem Report 4544.

8. Disclaimer
   Caldera Systems, Inc. is not responsible for the misuse of any of the
   information we provide on this website and/or through our security 
   advisories. Our advisories are a service to our customers intended to
   promote secure installation and use of Caldera OpenLinux.