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Red Hat Security Advisory: Updated gnorpm packages are available for Red Hat Linux 6.1, 6.2, and 7.0

Nov 02, 2000, 21:26 (1 Talkback[s])

Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 10:08 -0500
From: bugzilla@redhat.com
To: redhat-watch-list@redhat.com
Subject: [RHSA-2000:072-07] Updated gnorpm packages are available for Red Hat Linux 6.1, 6.2, and 7.0


                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated gnorpm packages are available for Red Hat Linux 6.1, 6.2, and 7.0
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2000:072-07
Issue date:        2000-10-04
Updated on:        2000-11-01
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          security tmp rpm
Cross references:  N/A

1. Topic:

(This is a re-release of the previous errata caused by a missing patch).

A locally-exploitable security hole was found where a normal user could trick root running GnoRPM into writing to arbitrary files due to a bug in the gnorpm tmp file handling.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

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

3. Problem description:

While fixing other problems with the gnorpm package, a locally-exploitable security hole was found where a normal user could trick root running GnoRPM into writing to arbitrary files due to a bug in the gnorpm tmp file handling.

A new release of GnoRPM (0.95.1) is now available. This fixes a significant number of bugs in the gnorpm package, including this security hole. Administrators who use this program on multi-user machines should update it, and anyone who uses it regularly will notice vast improvements.

All versions of GnoRPM before 0.95 are believed to be vulnerable.

4. Solution:

For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filename]

where filename is the name of the RPM.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to library compatibility issues, this release of GnoRPM 0.95.1 cannot be used on a Red Hat Linux 6.0 system. If you are running Red Hat Linux 6.0, to close this security hole you should abstain from using GnoRPM until packages are available for that release. Alternatively you may upgrade to a later version of Red Hat Linux. Packages that function properly on a Red Hat Linux 6.0 system are in development.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):

6611 - GNORPM crashes when changing filter in the install window
6657 - gnorpm crashes
6659 - need summary
7678 - Corrupted .gnome/gnorpm.d/resources/fullIndex.rdf.gz
9254 - GnoRPM dies behind firewall
10162 - "Query" button in toolbar doesn't work properly
14327 - Querying RPMs after drag'n'drop crashes gnorpm

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 6.2:

alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/alpha/gnorpm-0.95.1-5.6x.alpha.rpm

sparc:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/sparc/gnorpm-0.95.1-5.6x.sparc.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/i386/gnorpm-0.95.1-5.6x.i386.rpm

sources:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/SRPMS/gnorpm-0.95.1-5.6x.src.rpm

Red Hat Linux 7.0:

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/i386/gnorpm-0.95.1-5.i386.rpm

sources:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/SRPMS/gnorpm-0.95.1-5.src.rpm

7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

799c51d7605003fd643c74b297e86ca3 6.2/SRPMS/gnorpm-0.95.1-5.6x.src.rpm
10a9215f32ec6c9bf9dd16066f7c619b 6.2/alpha/gnorpm-0.95.1-5.6x.alpha.rpm
d1d5beddc2afb6851e80f5c6e3025cc5 6.2/i386/gnorpm-0.95.1-5.6x.i386.rpm
01bf6a5c3a8e407cfec885722db7704e 6.2/sparc/gnorpm-0.95.1-5.6x.sparc.rpm
9f89775c6aa1228c8f8cade83b7aab5f 7.0/SRPMS/gnorpm-0.95.1-5.src.rpm
0e3665d444a2bd0fa1b1569d8288d248 7.0/i386/gnorpm-0.95.1-5.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

Copyright(c) 2000 Red Hat, Inc.