[Full-Disclosure] [RHSA-2003:126-01] Updated gtkhtml packages fix vulnerability

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Date: 04/14/03

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    Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 07:46 -0400

                       Red Hat Security Advisory

    Synopsis: Updated gtkhtml packages fix vulnerability
    Advisory ID: RHSA-2003:126-01
    Issue date: 2003-04-14
    Updated on: 2003-04-14
    Product: Red Hat Linux
    Cross references:
    CVE Names: CAN-2003-0133

    1. Topic:

    Updated gtkhtml packages that fix a vulnerability are available.

    2. Relevant releases/architectures:

    Red Hat Linux 9 - i386

    3. Problem description:

    GtkHTML is the HTML rendering widget used by the Evolution mail reader.

    GtkHTML supplied with versions of Evolution prior to 1.2.4 contain a bug
    when handling HTML messages. Alan Cox discovered that certain malformed
    messages could cause the Evolution mail component to crash.

    Users of Evolution are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
    contain a backported fix correcting this issue.

    4. Solution:

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

    To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

    rpm -Fvh [filenames]

    where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
    RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
    not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
    can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
    desired RPMs.

    Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
    people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
    launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


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

    5. RPMs required:

    Red Hat Linux 9:



    6. Verification:

    MD5 sum Package Name
    56883b4836f636178988c6270fe994d4 9/en/os/SRPMS/gtkhtml-1.1.9-0.9.src.rpm
    693c9ddf762fa181134e8c06ea778dfb 9/en/os/i386/gtkhtml-1.1.9-0.9.i386.rpm
    d79bed2070be8815a8e094c1f9521f52 9/en/os/i386/gtkhtml-devel-1.1.9-0.9.i386.rpm

    These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key is
    available at http://www.redhat.com/solutions/security/news/publickey/

    You can verify each package with the following command:
        rpm --checksig -v <filename>

    If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
    tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
        md5sum <filename>

    7. References:


    8. Contact:

    The Red Hat security contact is <security@redhat.com>. More contact
    details at http://www.redhat.com/solutions/security/news/contact/

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