RHSA-2004:344-01: Updated semi packages fix flim vulnerability
Posted on: 08/18/2004 05:35 PM

Updated semi packages are available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Updated semi packages fix flim vulnerability
Advisory ID: RHSA-2004:344-01
Issue date: 2004-08-18
Updated on: 2004-08-18
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0422
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1. Summary:

Updated semi packages that fix vulnerabilities in flim temporary file handling are now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - noarch
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - noarch
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - noarch

3. Problem description:

The semi 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 included in the semi package. 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 semi are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain a backported patch fixing this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the following Web page for the System Administration or Customization guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/


5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/ for more info):

124396 - CAN-2004-0422 flim temporary file vulnerability affects semi packages

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/semi-1.14.3-8.72.EL.1.src.rpm
dfcfc66f790902402b72eedd3a806284 semi-1.14.3-8.72.EL.1.src.rpm

noarch:
23c1b96f8d9fc3d3aefa21812adbd5a1 semi-1.14.3-8.72.EL.1.noarch.rpm
2e5dc06d5aadf594ae7222706e230e0e semi-xemacs-1.14.3-8.72.EL.1.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/semi-1.14.3-8.72.EL.1.src.rpm
dfcfc66f790902402b72eedd3a806284 semi-1.14.3-8.72.EL.1.src.rpm

noarch:
23c1b96f8d9fc3d3aefa21812adbd5a1 semi-1.14.3-8.72.EL.1.noarch.rpm
2e5dc06d5aadf594ae7222706e230e0e semi-xemacs-1.14.3-8.72.EL.1.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/semi-1.14.3-8.72.EL.1.src.rpm
dfcfc66f790902402b72eedd3a806284 semi-1.14.3-8.72.EL.1.src.rpm

noarch:
23c1b96f8d9fc3d3aefa21812adbd5a1 semi-1.14.3-8.72.EL.1.noarch.rpm
2e5dc06d5aadf594ae7222706e230e0e semi-xemacs-1.14.3-8.72.EL.1.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/semi-1.14.3-8.72.EL.1.src.rpm
dfcfc66f790902402b72eedd3a806284 semi-1.14.3-8.72.EL.1.src.rpm

noarch:
23c1b96f8d9fc3d3aefa21812adbd5a1 semi-1.14.3-8.72.EL.1.noarch.rpm
2e5dc06d5aadf594ae7222706e230e0e semi-xemacs-1.14.3-8.72.EL.1.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key.html#package

7. References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-500
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0422

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact.html

Copyright 2004 Red Hat, Inc.




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