TurboLinux Security Announcement: traceroute-1.4a5 and earlierOct 17, 2000, 19:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Beyer)
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 11:42:47 -0700
TurboLinux Security Announcement Package: traceroute-1.4a5 and earlier Date: Tuesday October 17 11:30 PDT 2000 Affected TurboLinux versions: 6.0.5 and earlier TurboLinux Advisory ID#: TLSA2000023-1
A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above. Please update the package in your installation as soon as possible.
1. Problem Summary
There is a bug in the traceroute command that can possibly be use by local users to obtain super user privilege. It is suggested to upgrade your traceroute to the version provided.
Possibility for regular user gaining root access on a machine.
Update the package from our ftp server by running the following command:
rpm -Uvh --nodeps --Force ftp_path_to_filename
Where ftp_path_to_filename is the following:
The source RPM can be downloaded here:
**Note: You must rebuild and install the RPM if you choose to download and install the SRPM. Simply installing the SRPM alone WILL NOT CLOSE THE SECURITY HOLE.
Please verify the MD5 checksums of the updates before you install:
MD5 sum Package Name
1cf930da2a35d76ed3a9f76040a8a925 traceroute-1.4a7-2.i386.rpm 71f10681bdb18840b8432ab890ff4280 traceroute-1.4a7-2.src.rpm
These packages are GPG signed by Turbolinux for security. Our key is available here:
To verify a package, use the following command:
rpm --checksig name_of_rpm
To examine only the md5sum, use the following command:
rpm --checksig --nogpg name_of_rpm
**Note: Checking GPG keys requires RPM 3.0 or higher.
You can find more updates on our ftp server:
for TL6.0 Workstation and Server security updates
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