RHSA-2005:583-01: Low: dump security update
Posted on: 08/03/2005 11:03 AM

A dump security update has been released for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Low: dump security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:583-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-583.html
Issue date: 2005-08-03
Updated on: 2005-08-03
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CAN-2002-1914
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1. Summary:

Updated dump packages that address two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386

3. Problem description:

Dump examines files in a file system, determines which ones need to be backed up, and copies those files to a specified disk, tape, or other storage medium.

A flaw was found with dump file locking. A malicious local user could manipulate the file lock in such a way as to prevent dump from running. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CAN-2002-1914 to this issue.

Users of dump should upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a patch to resolve this issue.

4. Solution:

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

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system.

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

162903 - CAN-2002-1914 dump denial of service


6. RPMs required:

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

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/dump-0.4b25-1.72.2.src.rpm
a2105338ff2279973bcec74ea8dd96dd dump-0.4b25-1.72.2.src.rpm

i386:
b14ad2aef495fd52b2bfa8501147a86c dump-0.4b25-1.72.2.i386.rpm
1d658c6130d9b317456b56b6e21acd42 rmt-0.4b25-1.72.2.i386.rpm

ia64:
ace0b517d6b4d26fdfc40744368053cd dump-0.4b25-1.72.2.ia64.rpm
f6ed788f99e81abdde859cbb4dabe1fb rmt-0.4b25-1.72.2.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/dump-0.4b25-1.72.2.src.rpm
a2105338ff2279973bcec74ea8dd96dd dump-0.4b25-1.72.2.src.rpm

ia64:
ace0b517d6b4d26fdfc40744368053cd dump-0.4b25-1.72.2.ia64.rpm
f6ed788f99e81abdde859cbb4dabe1fb rmt-0.4b25-1.72.2.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/dump-0.4b25-1.72.2.src.rpm
a2105338ff2279973bcec74ea8dd96dd dump-0.4b25-1.72.2.src.rpm

i386:
b14ad2aef495fd52b2bfa8501147a86c dump-0.4b25-1.72.2.i386.rpm
1d658c6130d9b317456b56b6e21acd42 rmt-0.4b25-1.72.2.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/dump-0.4b25-1.72.2.src.rpm
a2105338ff2279973bcec74ea8dd96dd dump-0.4b25-1.72.2.src.rpm

i386:
b14ad2aef495fd52b2bfa8501147a86c dump-0.4b25-1.72.2.i386.rpm
1d658c6130d9b317456b56b6e21acd42 rmt-0.4b25-1.72.2.i386.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/#package

7. References:

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraqm=102701096228027
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-1914

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.


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