Red Hat Security Advisory: Updated sudo packageMar 22, 2001, 22:05 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 18:31:00 -0500
Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Updated sudo packages fixing buffer overrun available Advisory ID: RHSA-2001:019-02 Issue date: 2001-02-23 Updated on: 2001-03-21 Product: Red Hat Powertools Keywords: sudo buffer overrun Cross references: RHSA-2001:018-01 Obsoletes:
An overrunnable buffer exists in sudo versions prior to 1.6.3p6
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Powertools 6.2 - alpha, i386, sparc
3. Problem description:
The code splitting a log entry into smaller chunks contained an overrunnable buffer. Carefully constructed long commands could lead to execution of code as root. There is no known exploit at this time.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
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Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system.
5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):
29097 - buffer overflow in sudo
6. RPMs required:
Red Hat Powertools 6.2:
MD5 sum Package Name
cd41a1e0104241c156c4b8ca0740f349 6.2/SRPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-0.6x.src.rpm 215abef794d0f730cc1ae2103afaf7eb 6.2/alpha/sudo-1.6.3p6-0.6x.alpha.rpm 137b9ce6cde57dd5e84be8b5c58f24dc 6.2/i386/sudo-1.6.3p6-0.6x.i386.rpm bf527a7a807d0d9fa286fc3d42cefd26 6.2/sparc/sudo-1.6.3p6-0.6x.sparc.rpmThese packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at:
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