WBSA-2004:174-01: Updated utempter package
Posted on: 06/11/2004 06:36 AM

An update utempter package is available for White Box Enterprise Linux 3.0

Security Advisory

Synopsis: Updated utempter package fixes vulnerability
Advisory ID: [WBSA-2004:174-01]
Issue date: 2004-06-10
Updated on: 2004-06-10
Product: White Box Enterprise Linux 3.0 (i386)
Cross references:
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0233

Note: This one went to the mirrors on May 31.

An updated utempter package that fixes a potential symlink vulnerability is now available.

More information is available in Red Hat, Inc's original advisory available on their site at:


To install this new package on your White Box Enterprise Linux system use the Up2Date Network or Yum.

Note: Be sure to change the default Up2Date or Yum server from the initial location to prevent undue load to the whiteboxlinux.org server, which doesn't have a lot of outbound bandwidth. The config files already have entries for mirror sites commented out.

Up2Date's configuration file is at /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources

Yum's configuration is in /etc/yum.conf

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