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RedHat: 'htdig' Multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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RedHat Linux Updated ht://dig packages fix a DOS attack and a potential (yet unlikely)security problem.

                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated htdig packages are available
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2001:139-04
Issue date:        2001-10-24
Updated on:        2001-10-30
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          htdig CGI htsearch DOS configuration file -c switch security
Cross references:

1. Topic:

Updated ht://dig packages fix a DOS attack and a potential (yet unlikely)
security problem.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.1 - alpha, i386, ia64

Red Hat Linux 7.2 - i386

3. Problem description:

In the previous version, the htsearch CGI script used to accept the -c
switch remotely--asking htdig to use a different configuration file. The
update removes this potential exploit.

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

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.1:





Red Hat Linux 7.2:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
e57927bdae66d7f8397b103512d5dcf5 7.1/en/os/SRPMS/htdig-3.2.0-1.b4.0.71.src.rpm
b8aea64d8b726ff55182b2103eed27ca 7.1/en/os/alpha/htdig-3.2.0-1.b4.0.71.alpha.rpm
3d993553d7fa3ef09bff27f30d4474b4 7.1/en/os/alpha/htdig-web-3.2.0-1.b4.0.71.alpha.rpm
401c973167c03355db256631bcdb8404 7.1/en/os/i386/htdig-3.2.0-1.b4.0.71.i386.rpm
2a13e4bd789fa9972881b91ffb6bb115 7.1/en/os/i386/htdig-web-3.2.0-1.b4.0.71.i386.rpm
828fb19b81834846be4231cca3898b67 7.1/en/os/ia64/htdig-3.2.0-1.b4.0.71.ia64.rpm
3b59daa57a07c8f2d8015024f6ef3e21 7.1/en/os/ia64/htdig-web-3.2.0-1.b4.0.71.ia64.rpm
0bc42b142d9b6e222b6a7fd9b9368a14 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/htdig-3.2.0-1.b4.0.72.src.rpm
cc39ed5832f5bdbc0bdcc9c3e7c0f369 7.2/en/os/i386/htdig-3.2.0-1.b4.0.72.i386.rpm
b1ea38d03376fbad2204a49d28ec095a 7.2/en/os/i386/htdig-web-3.2.0-1.b4.0.72.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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