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[TL-Security-Announce] htdig-3.1.2-1 and earlier TLSA200005-1 (fwd)
From: k8e () MAIL TURBOLINUX COM (Katie Moussouris)
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 19:41:19 -0800


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Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 19:33:43 -0800 (PST)
From: Katie Moussouris <k8e () mail turbolinux com>
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Subject: [TL-Security-Announce] htdig-3.1.2-1 and earlier TLSA200005-1

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                        TurboLinux Security Announcement

        Package: htdig-3.1.2-1 and earlier
        Date:   Wed Mar  8 19:06:46 PST 2000

        Affected TurboLinux versions: 6.0 and earlier
        Vulnerability Type:  remote exploit
        TurboLinux Advisory ID#:  TLSA200005-1
        BugTraq ID#: 1026
        Credits:  Posted to Bugtraq on February 29, 2000 by Geoff
        Hutchison <ghutchis () wso williams edu>.
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A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above.
Please update the package in your installation as soon as possible or
disable the service.
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1. Problem Summary

  From the original post: "There was a vulnerability in the htsearch
script that allowed remote users to read any file on the webserver that is
readable by the uid under which the server is running."

2. Impact

  A malicious user could use this vulnerability to read, for example, the
/etc/passwd file.

3. Solution

  Update the package from our ftp server by running the following command:

  rpm -Uv ftp_path_to_filename

  Where ftp_path_to_filename is the following:

  ftp://ftp.turbolinux.com/pub/updates/6.0/security/htdig-3.1.5-1.i386.rpm

  The source rpm can be downloaded here:

  ftp://ftp.turbolinux.com/pub/updates/6.0/SRPMS/htdig-3.1.5-1.src.rpm

  **Note: You must rebuild and install the rpm if you choose to download
  and install the srpm.  Simply installing the srpm alone WILL NOT CLOSE
  THE SECURITY HOLE.

  Please verify the md5 checksum of the update before you install:

  MD5 sum                               Package Name
- ------------------------------------------------------------
24a85b6e9208d8253da4d31c5c5bad74  htdig-3.1.5-1.i386.rpm
519c987bfe6484912955ef609e1aacf5  htdig-3.1.5-1.src.rpm
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You can find more updates on our ftp server:

  ftp://ftp.turbolinux.com/pub/updates/6.0/security/ for TL6.0 Workstation
and Server security updates
  ftp://ftp.turbolinux.com/pub/updates/4.0/security/ for TL4.0 Workstation
and Server security updates

Our webpage for security announcements:

  http://www.turbolinux.com/security

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact:
  security-rt () turbolinux com
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