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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 10:36 -0500

Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis: New majordomo packages available
Advisory ID: RHSA-2000:005-03
Issue date: 2000-01-20
Updated on: 2000-01-20
Product: Red Hat Powertools
Keywords: majordomo
Cross references: N/A

1. Topic:

New majordomo packages are available to fix a local security problem in majordomo.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Powertools 6.1 - i386 alpha sparc

3. Problem description:

A vulnerability in /usr/lib/majordomo/resend will allow execution of arbitrary commands with elevated privileges.

It is recommended that all users of Red Hat Linux using the majordomo package upgrade to the fixed package.

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 ( for more info):


6. Obsoleted by:


7. Conflicts with:


8. RPMs required:

Red Hat Powertools 6.1:





9. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

89e327c6c92acc97db34e541f34c0c67 6.1/sparc/majordomo-1.94.5-2.sparc.rpm
8c829a13c2229060c899ffdc7e7db38c 6.1/alpha/majordomo-1.94.5-2.alpha.rpm
f0e22f364abcbe4c217f2b8eb180037d 6.1/i386/majordomo-1.94.5-2.i386.rpm
ad994a1742d90a593b8ecfbf52634cd7 6.1/SRPMS/majordomo-1.94.5-2.src.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at:

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

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

10. References:

Thanks to Brock Tellier at btellier@USA.NET for noting the vulnerability.