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Red Hat Security Advisory: Updated licq packages

Mar 22, 2001, 22:56 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 08:15:00 -0500
From: bugzilla@REDHAT.COM
Subject: [RHSA-2001:023-03] Updated licq packages fixing security problems available

                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated licq packages fixing security problems available
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2001:023-03
Issue date:        2001-02-28
Updated on:        2001-03-22
Product:           Red Hat Powertools
Keywords:          licq buffer overrun system() system
Cross references:

1. Topic:

Updated Red Hat Powertools 6.2 packages fixing two security problems in licq are available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Powertools 6.2 - alpha, i386, sparc

3. Problem description:

licq as shipped with Red Hat Powertools 6.2 is vulnerable to two security problems:
An overrunnable buffer in its logging code, and an unguarded system() call to execute an external browser when receiving an URL.

4. Solution:

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh <filenames>

where <filenames> is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directly *only* contains the desired RPMs.

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):

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Powertools 6.2:





7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

e2bd0abf397bf9e8824f1b5015719a57 6.2/SRPMS/licq-1.0.2-0.6x.1.src.rpm
5db9f4db511394906cc95acb0bea0cb5 6.2/alpha/licq-1.0.2-0.6x.1.alpha.rpm
954238e61f8d3b55121eee177f817fb3 6.2/i386/licq-1.0.2-0.6x.1.i386.rpm
e065e236803c0294019e1c62f16cf82b 6.2/sparc/licq-1.0.2-0.6x.1.sparc.rpm
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at:

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:

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