[FLSA-2004:1187] Updated screen resolves security vulnerability

From: Jesse Keating (jkeating_at_j2solutions.net)
Date: 01/27/04

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    Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 20:46:46 -0800
    
    

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                   Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

    Synopsis: Updated screen resolves security vulnerability
    Advisory ID: FLSA:1187
    Issue date: 2004-01-26
    Product: Red Hat Linux
    Keywords: Security
    Cross references: https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1187
    CVE Names: CAN-2003-0972
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    1. Topic:

    Updated screen packages are now available that fix a security
    vulnerability which may allow privilege escalation for local users, and
    possibly remote attacks or getting control of another user's screen.

    2. Relevant releases/architectures:

    Red Hat Linux 7.2 - i386
    Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
    Red Hat Linux 8.0 - i386

    3. Problem description:

    The screen utility allows you to have multiple logins on just one
    terminal. Screen is useful for users who telnet into a machine or are
    connected via a dumb terminal, but want to use more than just one
    login.

    Timo Sirainen has reported an integer signedness error in ansi.c for GNU
    screen 4.0.1 and earlier, and 3.9.15 and earlier, which allows local
    users to execute arbitrary code via a large number of ";" (semicolon)
    characters in escape sequences, which leads to a buffer overflow. The
    Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
    assigned the name CAN-2003-0966 to this issue.

    Users of screen should update to these update packages, which contain a
    backported security patch that corrects this issue.

    Fedora Legacy would like to thank Timo Sirainen for discovering and
    disclosing this issue, and Jason Rohwedder and Christian Pearce for
    providing a backported fix for Red Hat Linux 7.2, 7.3, and 8.0.

    All users are advised to upgrade to these update packages, which contain
    a backported security patch that corrects 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 yum and apt. Many
    people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:

    yum update

    or to use apt:

    apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

    This will start an interactive process that will result in the
    appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you
    have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content.
    Please visit http://www.fedoralegacy.org/download for directions on how
    to configure yum and apt-get.

    5. Bug IDs fixed:

    http://bugzilla.fedora.us - 1187 - screen security patch in rh7x, rh8

    6. RPMs required:

    Red Hat Linux 7.2:

    SRPMS:
    http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.2/updates/SRPMS/screen-3.9.9-4.legacy.src.rpm
    i386:
    http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.2/updates/i386/screen-3.9.9-4.legacy.i386.rpm

    Red Hat Linux 7.3:

    SRPMS:
    http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/SRPMS/screen-3.9.11-4.legacy.src.rpm
    i386:
    http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/i386/screen-3.9.11-4.legacy.i386.rpm

    Red Hat Linux 8.0:

    SRPMS:
    http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/8.0/updates/SRPMS/screen-3.9.11-11.legacy.src.rpm
    i386:
    http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/8.0/updates/i386/screen-3.9.11-11.legacy.i386.rpm

    7. Verification:

    SHA1 sum Package Name
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    194fbeb6e1871aad733966eb03525ee3fa6b736e
    7.2/updates/SRPMS/screen-3.9.9-4.legacy.src.rpm
    38752ec03ec07ab125ab495910861d0317dfe095
    7.2/updates/i386/screen-3.9.9-4.legacy.i386.rpm
     
    e22108165eeb8a4f2d6f078600117d2a3b5dc88d
    7.3/updates/SRPMS/screen-3.9.11-4.legacy.src.rpm
    278a76f5b56d32bc983ab5dc388397c98dffe31c
    7.3/updates/i386/screen-3.9.11-4.legacy.i386.rpm
     
    578b3166a0f647ac2a798ad81bdea43c9fe55c7b
    8.0/updates/SRPMS/screen-3.9.11-11.legacy.src.rpm
    c1422da61421e74a5a66e5404f1fcd33134c07e8
    8.0/updates/i386/screen-3.9.11-11.legacy.i386.rpm

    These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is
    available from http://www.fedoralegacy.org/about/security.php

    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 sha1sum with the following command:

        sha1sum <filename>

    8. References:

    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0972
    http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=106995837813873&w=2
    https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1187

    9. Contact:

    The Fedora Legacy security contact is <secnotice@fedoralegacy.org>. More
    project details at https://www.fedoralegacy.org

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    Jesse Keating RHCE (geek.j2solutions.net)
    Fedora Legacy Team (www.fedoralegacy.org)
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