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
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.
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.
Update the package from our FTP server.
Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates before
(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
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