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SuSE Security Announcement: Package: htdig < 3.1.5

Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 11:57:02 +0100 (MET)
From: Thomas Biege [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Subject: [suse-security-announce] Security Announcement: htdig

Subject: SuSE Security Announcement – htdig


SuSE Security Announcement

Package: htdig < 3.1.5
Date: Sun Feb 27 21:58:59 CET 2000

Affected SuSE versions: 6.1 – 6.3
Vulnerability Type: remote compromise
SuSE default package: no
Other affected systems: all systems using htdig < 3.1.5


A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above.
Please update it as soon as possible or disable the service if you
are using this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s).

Other Linux distributions or operating systems might be affected
as well, please contact your vendor for information about this
issue.

Please note that we provide this information on an “as-is” basis
only. There is no warranty whatsoever and no liability for any
direct, indirect or incidental damage arising from this information
or the installation of the update package.

1. Problem Description

htsearch, a CGI program which is part of htdig, doesn’t do
proper checking on user input.

2. Impact

By exploiting this security hole a remote attacker can view the
contents of arbitrary files on the www server system with the
privileges of the HTTP server.

3. Solution

Update the package from our FTP server.


Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates before
installing:
(For SuSE 6.0, please use the 6.1 updates)

4c8fe97c7d0804f1209ddae0c4feec7c ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.1/n1/htdig-3.1.5-0.alpha.rpm 
bcbb21d0dc86c7b383e2991cfdde997d ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.3/n1/htdig-3.1.5-0.alpha.rpm 
105d8b266bc05a8aa0362b95e516ffe2 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.1/n1/htdig-3.1.5-0.i386.rpm 
9e3a5875f87a1f14d5b6602859208076 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.2/n1/htdig-3.1.5-0.i386.rpm 
0e302f0ebe4772a3f84ad8390f62c4e8 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.3/n1/htdig-3.1.5-0.i386.rpm 

You can find updates on our ftp-Server:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update
for Intel processors
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update
for Alpha processors

or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:
http://www.suse.de/ftp.html
http://www.suse.com/ftp_new.html

Our webpage for patches:
http://www.suse.de/patches/index.html

Our webpage for security announcements:
http://www.suse.de/security

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
[email protected]


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