[CLA-2002:540] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - heartbeat

From: secure@conectiva.com.br
Date: 10/30/02


Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 12:52:13 -0200
To: conectiva-updates@papaleguas.conectiva.com.br, lwn@lwn.net, bugtraq@securityfocus.com, security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com
From: secure@conectiva.com.br


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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT
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PACKAGE : heartbeat
SUMMARY : Remote format string vulnerability
DATE : 2002-10-30 12:51:00
ID : CLA-2002:540
RELEVANT
RELEASES : 8

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DESCRIPTION
 Heartbeat[1] is a basic high availability system component for
 linux.
 
 Nathan Wallwork reported several format string vulnerabilities[2] in
 heartbeat that could possibly be used by a remote attacker to execute
 arbitrary code with root privileges.

SOLUTION
 It is recommended that all heartbeat users upgrade their packages.
 
 IMPORTANT: if the service is already running, it is necessary to
 manually restart it after the upgrade. To do so, please execute the
 following as root:
 
 service heartbeat restart
 
 
 REFERENCES
 1. http://linux-ha.org/
 2. http://linux-ha.org/security/sec01.txt

DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/heartbeat-0.4.9.1-2U80_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/heartbeat-0.4.9.1-2U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/heartbeat-ldirectord-0.4.9.1-2U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/heartbeat-stonith-0.4.9.1-2U80_1cl.i386.rpm

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform
 upgrades of RPM packages:
 - add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
   (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

 rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

 - run: apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en

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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en
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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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