FLSA-2004:1581: Updated flim packages fix security vulnerability
Posted on: 09/30/2004 11:49 AM

Updated flim packages are available for Red Hat Linux 7.3 and 9

Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

Synopsis: Updated flim resolves security vulnerabilities
Advisory ID: FLSA:1581
Issue date: 2004-09-30
Product: Red Hat Linux
Keywords: Security
Cross references: https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1581
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0422

1. Topic:

Updated flim packages that fix a security vulnerability are now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386

3. Problem description:

The flim package includes a MIME library for GNU Emacs and XEmacs used by the wl mail package.

Tatsuya Kinoshita discovered a vulnerability in flim, an emacs library for working with Internet messages. Temporary files were being created without taking adequate precautions, and therefore a local user could potentially overwrite files with the privileges of the user running emacs. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0422 to this issue.

Users of flim are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains patches correcting these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:

yum update

or to use apt:

apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs/ for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get.

5. Bug IDs fixed:

http://bugzilla.fedora.us - 1581 - flim insecure temporary file CAN-2004-0422

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.3:



Red Hat Linux 9:



7. Verification:

SHA1 sum Package Name

f7236bf2d2a3ed5b024e391918ff286b8f0b10db 7.3/updates/SRPMS/flim-1.14.4-4.7x.legacy.src.rpm
c3683fae4e02fa01490a0e7376b0cc680921c3cc 7.3/updates/i386/flim-1.14.4-4.7x.legacy.noarch.rpm
b895a2ea9a6c7c52f22cabd273306dfea9d318e4 7.3/updates/i386/flim-xemacs-1.14.4-4.7x.legacy.noarch.rpm
20ab29707a40a754bb7259b8940be283eb82f7d0 9/updates/SRPMS/flim-1.14.4-4.9.legacy.src.rpm
136a864b72fe9600caeec27b0804a55013c27dbc 9/updates/i386/flim-1.14.4-4.9.legacy.noarch.rpm
5ce5f434dd078bfb863f595379897ad1e9b37a59 9/updates/i386/flim-xemacs-1.14.4-4.9.legacy.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is available from http://www.fedoralegacy.org/about/security.php

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig -v filename

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command:

sha1sum filename

8. References:


9. Contact:

The Fedora Legacy security contact is secnotice@fedoralegacy.org. More project details at http://www.fedoralegacy.org

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