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RedHat: eog arbitrary code execution vulnerability Print E-mail
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RedHat Linux A carefully crafted filename passed to the program could lead to the execution ofarbitrary code.

                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated Eye of GNOME packages fix vulnerability
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2003:128-01
Issue date:        2003-04-03
Updated on:        2003-04-03
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          eog
Cross references:  
CVE Names:         CAN-2003-0165

1. Topic:

Updated eog packages that fix a security vulnerability are now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 8.0 - i386
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386

3. Problem description:

Eye of GNOME (EOG) is a component for the GNOME desktop used by various Red
Hat Linux packages for displaying images.

A vulnerability was found in EOG version 2.2.0 and earlier.  A carefully
crafted filename passed to the program could lead to the execution of
arbitrary code.  An attacker could exploit this because various packages
(Mutt, for example) make use of EOG for image viewing.

All users are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages which contain a
backported patch correcting 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:


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

5. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 8.0:



Red Hat Linux 9:



6. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
d31a8db34114eb86ace10db7bf3746f5 8.0/en/os/SRPMS/eog-1.0.2-5.src.rpm
1d055997d23c7c1a9f0e79efa71a1d99 8.0/en/os/i386/eog-1.0.2-5.i386.rpm
0f5e7565028078cb7d12ecf7b682581a 9/en/os/SRPMS/eog-2.2.0-2.src.rpm
329d011aba972df02e1eb11117db7c6d 9/en/os/i386/eog-2.2.0-2.i386.rpm
3cd10c34eebd8d6335fd44a5a60da4f5 9/en/os/i386/eog-debuginfo-2.2.0-2.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key is
available at  http://www.Red

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

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

7. References:

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <security@Red>.  More contact
details at  http://www.Red

Copyright 2003 Red Hat, Inc.

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