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Red Hat Security Advisory: Updated usermode packages available

Oct 09, 2000, 20:23 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 14:23 -0400
From: bugzilla@redhat.com
To: redhat-watch-list@redhat.com
Subject: [RHSA-2000:075-05] Updated usermode packages available


                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated usermode packages available
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2000:075-05
Issue date:        2000-10-05
Updated on:        2000-10-09
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          usermode format-string
Cross references:  N/A

1. Topic:

Updated usermode packages are now available for Red Hat Linux 6.x and 7.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 6.0 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 6.1 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 6.2 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 6.2EE - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 7.0 - i386
Red Hat Linux 7.0J - i386

3. Problem description:

The usermode package contains a binary (/usr/bin/userhelper), which is used to control access to programs which are to be executed as root. Because programs invoked by userhelper are not actually running setuid-root, security measures built into recent versions of glibc are not active.

If one of these programs supports internationalized text messages, a malicious user can use the LANG or LC_ALL environment variables (which are inherited by userhelper and, in turn, any programs it runs) to create a format-string exploit in these programs.

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):

18046 - Another security hole in usermode/glibc

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 6.0 and 6.1:

alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/alpha/usermode-1.36-2.6.x.alpha.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/alpha/SysVinit-2.78-5.alpha.rpm

sparc:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/sparc/usermode-1.36-2.6.x.sparc.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/sparc/SysVinit-2.78-5.sparc.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/i386/usermode-1.36-2.6.x.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/i386/SysVinit-2.78-5.i386.rpm

sources:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/SRPMS/usermode-1.36-2.6.x.src.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/SRPMS/SysVinit-2.78-5.src.rpm

Red Hat Linux 6.2:

alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/alpha/usermode-1.36-2.6.x.alpha.rpm

sparc:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/sparc/usermode-1.36-2.6.x.sparc.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/i386/usermode-1.36-2.6.x.i386.rpm

sources:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/SRPMS/usermode-1.36-2.6.x.src.rpm

Red Hat Linux 7.0:

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/i386/usermode-1.36-3.i386.rpm

sources:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/SRPMS/usermode-1.36-3.src.rpm

7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

3310677ae7403c683e7947cd86b19344 6.2/SRPMS/SysVinit-2.78-5.src.rpm
c96aaae0df6782bb09bd65fb1d6dc69b 6.2/SRPMS/usermode-1.36-2.6.x.src.rpm
546bf7949c5be73b9f28b1819bfbd7c6 6.2/alpha/SysVinit-2.78-5.alpha.rpm
afb4ad3a5715c0df6596a19db4d2b3c8 6.2/alpha/usermode-1.36-2.6.x.alpha.rpm
ca5b97a1abb47b64d71ef69ab96fcb8a 6.2/i386/SysVinit-2.78-5.i386.rpm
c2bac5d41ee077d2db48ed9462802ff0 6.2/i386/usermode-1.36-2.6.x.i386.rpm
4dfeacb8db12af4b2666f2792e1027c1 6.2/sparc/SysVinit-2.78-5.sparc.rpm
8567bb088fb7cab3e298d0df24f8c626 6.2/sparc/usermode-1.36-2.6.x.sparc.rpm
5ac6cca0a146d917e0ec3f6f1e046fa8 7.0/SRPMS/usermode-1.36-3.src.rpm
5d40e125fa0a31f05b8dac9321a1fa88 7.0/i386/usermode-1.36-3.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:

N/A

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