Red Hat Security Advisory: Potential security problems in ping fixedOct 18, 2000, 20:17 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 12:03 -0400
Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory Synopsis: Potential security problems in ping fixed. Advisory ID: RHSA-2000:087-02 Issue date: 2000-10-17 Updated on: 2000-10-18 Product: Red Hat Linux Keywords: ping buffer overflows Cross references: N/A
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 6.2 - i386, alpha, sparc
3. Problem description:
Several problems in ping are fixed:
1) Root privileges are dropped after acquiring a raw socket.
A non-exploitable root only segfault is fixed as well.
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):
18611 - Unfortunate regression in "ping" security
6. RPMs required:
Red Hat Linux 6.2:
Red Hat Linux 7.0:
MD5 sum Package Name
e4b1ca9fbebe4dfa6e37eba5a48d307f 6.2/SRPMS/iputils-20001010-1.6x.src.rpm 6904ba7f8502fb009002cd96645f0539 6.2/alpha/iputils-20001010-1.6x.alpha.rpm ce5de156e02e5e8e010a344e8c0cdc34 6.2/i386/iputils-20001010-1.6x.i386.rpm 11c046097bfb8c3fa62635aa531edfeb 6.2/sparc/iputils-20001010-1.6x.sparc.rpm 7bb083f0624eafd1a3f2038ff740789a 7.0/SRPMS/iputils-20001010-1.src.rpm 1973d87e9f0b685991ab4ffba1a7d257 7.0/i386/iputils-20001010-1.i386.rpmThese packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at:
You can verify each package with the following command:
If you only wish to verify that each package has not been
corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the
Copyright(c) 2000 Red Hat, Inc.
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