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Red Hat Security Advisory: imwheel buffer overflow

Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 15:45 -0400
From: [email protected]
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Subject: [RHSA-2000:016-02] imwheel buffer overflow


Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis: imwheel buffer overflow
Advisory ID: RHSA-2000:016-02
Issue date: 2000-04-20
Updated on: 2000-04-21
Product: Red Hat Powertools
Keywords: imwheel buffer imwheel-solo
Cross references: N/A


1. Topic:

A buffer overflow exists in imwheel

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Powertools 6.1 – i386 alpha sparc
Red Hat Powertools 6.2 – i386 alpha sparc

3. Problem description:

A vulnerability exists in the imwheel package where local users
can execute arbitrary commands as root.

4. Solution:

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):

N/A

6. Obsoleted by:

N/A

7. Conflicts with:

N/A

8. RPMs required:

Red Hat Powertools 6.1:

intel:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.1/i386/imwheel-0.9.8-1.i386.rpm

alpha:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.1/alpha/imwheel-0.9.8-1.alpha.rpm

sparc:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.1/sparc/imwheel-0.9.8-1.sparc.rpm

sources:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.1/SRPMS/imwheel-0.9.8-1.src.rpm

Red Hat Powertools 6.2:

intel:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/i386/imwheel-0.9.8-1.i386.rpm

alpha:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/alpha/imwheel-0.9.8-1.alpha.rpm

sparc:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/sparc/imwheel-0.9.8-1.sparc.rpm

sources:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/SRPMS/imwheel-0.9.8-1.src.rpm

9. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

fa97ae01087560b01ef0c08266e097b5 6.1/sparc/imwheel-0.9.8-1.sparc.rpm
921c50608059cd74840d070e5f538202 6.1/SRPMS/imwheel-0.9.8-1.src.rpm
0350d5be826d54f80948f4a4e9de6101 6.1/i386/imwheel-0.9.8-1.i386.rpm
f1cc900d060fec5546a229f0a7a4d48d 6.1/alpha/imwheel-0.9.8-1.alpha.rpm
fa97ae01087560b01ef0c08266e097b5 6.2/sparc/imwheel-0.9.8-1.sparc.rpm
0350d5be826d54f80948f4a4e9de6101 6.2/i386/imwheel-0.9.8-1.i386.rpm
f1cc900d060fec5546a229f0a7a4d48d 6.2/alpha/imwheel-0.9.8-1.alpha.rpm
921c50608059cd74840d070e5f538202 6.2/SRPMS/imwheel-0.9.8-1.src.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

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

10. References:

http://www.securityfocus.com/vdb/bottom.html?vid=1060