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RedHat: UPDATE: 'pine' tmp file creation vulnerability Print E-mail
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RedHat Linux These new updated packages fix temporary file creation issuesin the pine mail client and the pico text editor that comes with pine.

                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated pine packages available
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2001:042-02
Issue date:        2001-03-31
Updated on:        2001-04-09
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          pine pico temporary file tmpfile symlink vulnerability race
Cross references:  

1. Topic:

Updated pine packages are now available for Red Hat Linux 7.0, 6.2,
and 5.2.  These new updated packages fix temporary file creation issues
in the pine mail client and the pico text editor that comes with pine.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 5.2 - alpha, i386, sparc

Red Hat Linux 6.2 - alpha, i386, sparc

Red Hat Linux 7.0 - alpha, i386

3. Problem description:

Previous versions of the pine email client, and the pico editor have
had various temporary file creation issues that allow any user with
local system access, to cause files owned by anyone including root
to potentially be overwritten if the right set of conditions are met.

4. Solution:

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 directly *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. Bug IDs fixed  (http://bugzilla.Red for more info):

20865 - Pine 4.30 crashes on certain folders
21158 - spell check ceases to function with pine-4.30-1.62
21271 - gpg encryption doesn't work with more than one recipients
21282 - Pine 4.30 File attach
22113 - Pine with new folders
23679 - pine corrupts outgoing mail
23952 - RFE: PinePGP 0.15.3
24902 - pine's filters fail to properly encrypt mail sent to multiple recipients (using gpg)

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 5.2:





Red Hat Linux 6.2:





Red Hat Linux 7.0:




7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name
a43bf41fc31125aef0e9381b5c96d369 5.2/en/os/SRPMS/pine-4.33-5.5x.src.rpm
48e31aadaf4922e6fdb75fc98d627539 5.2/en/os/alpha/pine-4.33-5.5x.alpha.rpm
e1bd691d2c97442aad4dd1e33f88456a 5.2/en/os/i386/pine-4.33-5.5x.i386.rpm
c2a1b343ab45b8ff048a42fc3025a7cd 5.2/en/os/sparc/pine-4.33-5.5x.sparc.rpm
ef2aa8e5f064ccd1ba469e7ed563d1c6 6.2/en/os/SRPMS/pine-4.33-6.6x.src.rpm
3903e37155fe557b3e1f615f1b6f437c 6.2/en/os/alpha/pine-4.33-6.6x.alpha.rpm
56c85a7f1044e43030f5ee8bd0108515 6.2/en/os/i386/pine-4.33-6.6x.i386.rpm
8bcc1bf069db5ab4a2b8531ab3a5ac11 6.2/en/os/sparc/pine-4.33-6.6x.sparc.rpm
9aa9644934b290f1e55d6a2a96e3f12d 7.0/en/os/SRPMS/pine-4.33-7.src.rpm
b64337030032f68609db57faa1bb2ee5 7.0/en/os/alpha/pine-4.33-7.alpha.rpm
ef8d1e7d5a28b74a7a088ef67ed98dff 7.0/en/os/i386/pine-4.33-7.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg 

8. References:

Copyright(c) 2000, 2001 Red Hat, Inc.

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