[FLSA-2006:136323] Updated gettext package fixes security issues
Posted on: 01/10/2006 11:17 AM

Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

Synopsis: Updated gettext package fixes security issues
Advisory ID: FLSA:136323
Issue date: 2006-01-09
Product: Red Hat Linux, Fedora Core
Keywords: Bugfix
CVE Names: CVE-2004-0966

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1. Topic:

An updated gettext package that fixes security bugs is now available.

The GNU gettext package provides a set of tools and documentation for
producing multi-lingual messages in programs.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 9 - i386
Fedora Core 1 - i386
Fedora Core 2 - i386

3. Problem description:

Temporary file vulnerabilities were discovered in the gettext package. A
malicious user could use the "autopoint" and "gettextize" scripts to
create or overwrite another user's files. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0966 to
this issue.

All users of gettext should upgrade to this updated package, which
includes a patch to correct 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:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=136323

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 9:

SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/SRPMS/gettext-0.11.4-7.2.legacy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/gettext-0.11.4-7.2.legacy.i386.rpm

Fedora Core 1:

SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/1/updates/SRPMS/gettext-0.12.1-1.2.legacy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/1/updates/i386/gettext-0.12.1-1.2.legacy.i386.rpm

Fedora Core 2:

SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/2/updates/SRPMS/gettext-0.14.1-2.1.2.legacy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/2/updates/i386/gettext-0.14.1-2.1.2.legacy.i386.rpm


7. Verification:

SHA1 sum Package Name
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7b6dee52052cf366ae9d78f42d2266045992e8b2
redhat/9/updates/i386/gettext-0.11.4-7.2.legacy.i386.rpm
ccb4260c2f1d4778bf1190bd6d96950c361b8131
redhat/9/updates/SRPMS/gettext-0.11.4-7.2.legacy.src.rpm

7b29432779dcbbb183b98fb5c60208366346ea93
fedora/1/updates/i386/gettext-0.12.1-1.2.legacy.i386.rpm
22bc34eef7d35bad85cf013381187660a4a68c8d
fedora/1/updates/SRPMS/gettext-0.12.1-1.2.legacy.src.rpm

7851e6bb612ae72e3fae9870ca160d2a96e7123b
fedora/2/updates/i386/gettext-0.14.1-2.1.2.legacy.i386.rpm
6c972dcef9866f7e53ba6855478078f8f24684d0
fedora/2/updates/SRPMS/gettext-0.14.1-2.1.2.legacy.src.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 lt;filenamegt;

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 lt;filenamegt;

8. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0966

9. Contact:

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


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