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Red Hat Security Advisory: Updated licq packages

Mar 23, 2001, 06:58 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 18:49:00 -0500
From: bugzilla@REDHAT.COM
Subject: [RHSA-2001:022-03] 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-2001:022-03
Issue date:        2001-02-28
Updated on:        2001-03-21
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          licq buffer overrun system() system
Cross references:

1. Topic:

Updated Red Hat Linux 7 packages fixing two security problems in licq are available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.0 - alpha, i386

3. Problem description:

licq as shipped with Red Hat Linux 7 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 Linux 7.0:




7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

ec5c4980d4d5355549d546d57ca22b94 7.0/SRPMS/licq-1.0.2-2.src.rpm
1db692b7becd9102d617b57153a9b9e9 7.0/alpha/licq-1.0.2-2.alpha.rpm
6a82d8024e0b8922a2ce846b6cba61dc 7.0/i386/licq-1.0.2-2.i386.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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