AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
                   ESB-1999.044 -- Red Hat Linux Bulletin
        SECURITY: various packages updated (pine, mutt, sysklogd, zgv)
                                1 April 1999


Red Hat Software, Inc. has released the following advisory concerning
security vulnerabilities in various packages that ship with Red Hat Linux.
These vulnerabilities may allow a remote user to execute certain commands
on a local system, lead to system logger crashes and allow local users
to gain root access.

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Security vulnerabilities have been identified in various packages that
ship with Red Hat Linux.

Red Hat would like to thank the members of the BUGTRAQ mailing list,
the members of the Linux Security Audit team, and others. All users
of Red Hat Linux are encouraged to upgrade to the new packages
immediately. As always, these packages have been signed with the
Red Hat PGP key.

mutt, pine:
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An problem in the mime handling code could allow a remote user
to execute certain commands on a local system.

Red Hat Linux 5.2
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alpha:  rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/alpha/mutt-0.95.4us-0.alpha.rpm
        rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/alpha/pine-4.10-1.alpha.rpm
i386:   rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/i386/mutt-0.95.4us-0.i386.rpm
        rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/i386/pine-4.10-1.i386.rpm
sparc:  rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/sparc/mutt-0.95.4us-0.sparc.rpm
        rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/sparc/pine-4.10-1.sparc.rpm
source: rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/SRPMS/mutt-0.95.4us-0.src.rpm
        rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/SRPMS/pine-4.10-1.src.rpm

Red Hat Linux 5.1
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alpha:  rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.1/alpha/mutt-0.95.4us-0.alpha.rpm
        rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.1/alpha/pine-3.96-8.1.alpha.rpm
i386:   rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.1/i386/mutt-0.95.4us-0.i386.rpm
        rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.1/i386/pine-3.96-8.1.i386.rpm
sparc:  rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.1/sparc/mutt-0.95.4us-0.sparc.rpm
        rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.1/sparc/pine-3.96-8.1.sparc.rpm
source: rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.1/SRPMS/mutt-0.95.4us-0.src.rpm
        rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.1/SRPMS/pine-3.96-8.1.src.rpm

Red Hat Linux 5.0
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alpha:  rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.0/alpha/mutt-0.95.4us-0.alpha.rpm
        rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.0/alpha/pine-3.96-7.1.alpha.rpm
i386:   rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.0/i386/mutt-0.95.4us-0.i386.rpm
        rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.0/i386/pine-3.96-7.1.i386.rpm
source: rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.0/SRPMS/mutt-0.95.4us-0.src.rpm
        rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.0/SRPMS/pine-3.96-7.1.src.rpm

Red Hat Linux 4.2
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alpha:  rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/alpha/pine-3.96-7.0.alpha.rpm
i386:   rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/i386/pine-3.96-7.0.i386.rpm
source: rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/sparc/pine-3.96-7.0.sparc.rpm
source: rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/SRPMS/pine-3.96-7.0.src.rpm

(Mutt was not shipped with Red Hat Linux 4.2)

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An overflow in the parsing code could lead to crashes of the system

Red Hat Linux 5.0,5.1,5.2:
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alpha:  rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/alpha/sysklogd-1.3.31-0.5.alpha.rpm
i386:   rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/i386/sysklogd-1.3.31-0.5.i386.rpm
sparc:  rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/sparc/sysklogd-1.3.31-0.5.sparc.rpm
source: rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/SRPMS/sysklogd-1.3.31-0.5.src.rpm

Red Hat Linux 4.2:
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alpha:  rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/alpha/sysklogd-1.3.31-0.0.alpha.rpm
i386:   rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/i386/sysklogd-1.3.31-0.0.i386.rpm
sparc:  rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/sparc/sysklogd-1.3.31-0.0.sparc.rpm
source: rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/SRPMS/sysklogd-1.3.31-0.0.src.rpm

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Local users could gain root access.

Red Hat Linux 5.2:
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i386:   rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/i386/zgv-3.0-7.i386.rpm
source: rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.2/SRPMS/zgv-3.0-7.src.rpm

Red Hat Linux 5.1:
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i386:   rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.1/i386/zgv-3.0-5.1.i386.rpm
source: rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.1/SRPMS/zgv-3.0-5.1.src.rpm

Red Hat Linux 5.0:
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i386:   rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.0/i386/zgv-3.0-1.5.0.i386.rpm
source: rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/5.0/SRPMS/zgv-3.0-1.5.0.src.rpm

Red Hat Linux 4.2:
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i386:   rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/i386/zgv-3.0-1.4.2.i386.rpm
source: rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/4.2/SRPMS/zgv-3.0-1.4.2.src.rpm

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Cristian Gafton   --   gafton@redhat.com   --   Red Hat Software, Inc.
 UNIX is user friendly. It's just selective about who its friends are.

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