[FLSA-2006:152898] Updated emacs packages fix a security issue
Posted on: 05/13/2006 08:13 AM

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Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

Synopsis: Updated emacs packages fix a security issue
Advisory ID: FLSA:152898
Issue date: 2006-05-12
Product: Red Hat Linux, Fedora Core
Keywords: Bugfix
CVE Names: CVE-2005-0100
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1. Topic:

Updated Emacs packages that fix a string format issue are now available.

Emacs is a powerful, customizable, self-documenting, modeless text
editor.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386
Fedora Core 1 - i386

3. Problem description:

Max Vozeler discovered several format string vulnerabilities in the
movemail utility of Emacs. If a user connects to a malicious POP server,
an attacker can execute arbitrary code as the user running emacs. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2005-0100 to this issue.

Users of Emacs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct this issue.

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=152898

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.3:
SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/SRPMS/emacs-21.2-3.le
gacy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/i386/emacs-21.2-3.leg
acy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/i386/emacs-el-21.2-3.
legacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/i386/emacs-leim-21.2-
3.legacy.i386.rpm

Red Hat Linux 9:

SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/SRPMS/emacs-21.2-34.leg
acy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/emacs-21.2-34.lega
cy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/emacs-el-21.2-34.l
egacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/emacs-leim-21.2-34
.legacy.i386.rpm

Fedora Core 1:

SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/1/updates/SRPMS/emacs-21.3-9.2.le
gacy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/1/updates/i386/emacs-21.3-9.2.leg
acy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/1/updates/i386/emacs-el-21.3-9.2.
legacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/1/updates/i386/emacs-leim-21.3-9.
2.legacy.i386.rpm


7. Verification:

SHA1 sum Package Name
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4441c55cfe91aabf2203d68bcbc0cf2bbd5f8798
redhat/7.3/updates/i386/emacs-21.2-3.legacy.i386.rpm
33e802e8f306f13519dd2c3f045eb9efe5e4680a
redhat/7.3/updates/i386/emacs-el-21.2-3.legacy.i386.rpm
f6293ffe1c51c3bb31f1b3941da0938d8a98eff2
redhat/7.3/updates/i386/emacs-leim-21.2-3.legacy.i386.rpm
a5767f1100037b49602abb80831fa22da135c081
redhat/7.3/updates/SRPMS/emacs-21.2-3.legacy.src.rpm
ae56dba68d59f5d49105f7afb6918ac945ad8b01
redhat/9/updates/i386/emacs-21.2-34.legacy.i386.rpm
84047366c8488fa3c95070466b1bd20ce5d8687a
redhat/9/updates/i386/emacs-el-21.2-34.legacy.i386.rpm
8eb8449c456e7d475157992c3e6f8bc4bdf64c7b
redhat/9/updates/i386/emacs-leim-21.2-34.legacy.i386.rpm
4cf0ba484c3ab93210d186beb3c79b68b4e56984
redhat/9/updates/SRPMS/emacs-21.2-34.legacy.src.rpm
d56260f010b4603c89516ccf2ddd09c33c8c53c4
fedora/1/updates/i386/emacs-21.3-9.2.legacy.i386.rpm
6bf7cb9bacc6c0f9374849fa4507ededa13193cf
fedora/1/updates/i386/emacs-el-21.3-9.2.legacy.i386.rpm
fb23df114772b6c758499401751dfc389e2e1d88
fedora/1/updates/i386/emacs-leim-21.3-9.2.legacy.i386.rpm
1a1133d917d4993c92a03c30ba08e8916c6a7bfe
fedora/1/updates/SRPMS/emacs-21.3-9.2.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-2005-0100

9. Contact:

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



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