[RHSA-2003:039-06] Updated im packages fix insecure handling of temporary files

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Date: 03/06/03

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                       Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory

    Synopsis: Updated im packages fix insecure handling of temporary files
    Advisory ID: RHSA-2003:039-06
    Issue date: 2003-02-07
    Updated on: 2003-03-06
    Product: Red Hat Linux
    Keywords: im tmp
    Cross references:
    Obsoletes:
    CVE Names: CAN-2002-1395
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    1. Topic:

    New im packages are available that fix the insecure handling of temporary
    files.

    2. Relevant releases/architectures:

    Red Hat Linux 7.0 - noarch
    Red Hat Linux 7.1 - noarch
    Red Hat Linux 7.2 - noarch
    Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
    Red Hat Linux 8.0 - i386

    3. Problem description:

    Internet Message (IM) is a series of user interface commands and backend
    Perl5 libraries that integrate email and the NetNews user interface. They
    are designed to be used from both the Mew mail reader for Emacs and the
    command line.

    A vulnerability has been discovered by Tatsuya Kinoshita in the way two IM
    utilities create temporary files. By anticipating the names used to
    create files and directories stored in /tmp, it may be possible for a
    local attacker to corrupt or modify data as another user.

    Red Hat Linux 7, 7.1, and 7.2 included IM packages that are vulnerable to
    this issue. This erratum includes IM version 143 which is not vulnerable
    to this issue.

    Red Hat Linux 7.3, and 8.0 included Mew (Messaging in the Emacs World)
    packages which included vulnerable versions of IM. This erratum provide
    updated Mew packages including IM version 143 which is not vulnerable to
    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:

    up2date

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

    5. RPMs required:

    Red Hat Linux 7.0:

    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/en/os/SRPMS/im-143-0.7x.560.src.rpm

    noarch:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/en/os/noarch/im-143-0.7x.560.noarch.rpm

    Red Hat Linux 7.1:

    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/os/SRPMS/im-143-0.7x.560.src.rpm

    noarch:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/os/noarch/im-143-0.7x.560.noarch.rpm

    Red Hat Linux 7.2:

    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.2/en/os/SRPMS/im-143-1.src.rpm

    noarch:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.2/en/os/noarch/im-143-1.noarch.rpm

    Red Hat Linux 7.3:

    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.3/en/os/SRPMS/mew-2.2-5.7x.src.rpm

    i386:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.3/en/os/i386/mew-2.2-5.7x.i386.rpm
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.3/en/os/i386/mew-common-2.2-5.7x.i386.rpm
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.3/en/os/i386/mew-xemacs-2.2-5.7x.i386.rpm

    Red Hat Linux 8.0:

    SRPMS:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/8.0/en/os/SRPMS/mew-2.2-6.src.rpm

    i386:
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/8.0/en/os/i386/mew-2.2-6.i386.rpm
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/8.0/en/os/i386/mew-common-2.2-6.i386.rpm
    ftp://updates.redhat.com/8.0/en/os/i386/mew-xemacs-2.2-6.i386.rpm

    6. Verification:

    MD5 sum Package Name
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    1339e1a6ccfafb1b92ca84ec211fb042 7.0/en/os/SRPMS/im-143-0.7x.560.src.rpm
    02be12509784a2c1724648a10944b94a 7.0/en/os/noarch/im-143-0.7x.560.noarch.rpm
    1339e1a6ccfafb1b92ca84ec211fb042 7.1/en/os/SRPMS/im-143-0.7x.560.src.rpm
    02be12509784a2c1724648a10944b94a 7.1/en/os/noarch/im-143-0.7x.560.noarch.rpm
    603fbef64e77847cab198ef21e95551e 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/im-143-1.src.rpm
    86b3731ac5396768cbdfc55d71d75413 7.2/en/os/noarch/im-143-1.noarch.rpm
    353574cd613a6acbd23d4b7acd32d8bd 7.3/en/os/SRPMS/mew-2.2-5.7x.src.rpm
    826812ce71da4063b01e107557684638 7.3/en/os/i386/mew-2.2-5.7x.i386.rpm
    3fe56a69a00556798de56e388f8a8d2c 7.3/en/os/i386/mew-common-2.2-5.7x.i386.rpm
    bd7adf05659ef521c7b08ff9c702be54 7.3/en/os/i386/mew-xemacs-2.2-5.7x.i386.rpm
    1f0574fe054426099cbae66b06435d8f 8.0/en/os/SRPMS/mew-2.2-6.src.rpm
    3c6c2174a0bc0f0a1569af9d36f3c68d 8.0/en/os/i386/mew-2.2-6.i386.rpm
    47b9bbd126fdd03298ebabe5a15f7806 8.0/en/os/i386/mew-common-2.2-6.i386.rpm
    41c228d865760c2a092fe1916c28d1d9 8.0/en/os/i386/mew-xemacs-2.2-6.i386.rpm

    These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key
    is available at http://www.redhat.com/about/contact/pgpkey.html

    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:

    http://www.debian.org/security/2002/dsa-202
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-1395

    8. Contact:

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

    Copyright 2003 Red Hat, Inc.


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