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Red Hat: fam security issue fix Print E-mail
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Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
RedHat Linux Updated fam packages that fix an information disclosure bug are now available.

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated fam packages fix security issue
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:005-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-005.html
Issue date:        2005-01-05
Updated on:        2005-01-05
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2002-0875
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1. Summary:

Updated fam packages that fix an information disclosure bug are now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386

3. Problem description:

FAM, the File Alteration Monitor, provides a daemon and an API which
applications can use for notification of changes in specific files or
directories.

A bug has been found in the way FAM handles group permissions.  It is
possible that a local unprivileged user can use a flaw in FAM's group
handling to discover the names of files which are only viewable to users in
the 'root' group.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2002-0875 to this issue.  This
issue only affects the version of FAM shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2.1.

Users of FAM should update to these updated packages which contain
backported patches and are not vulnerable to this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

137445 - CAN-2002-0875 filename disclosure in FAM

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/fam-2.6.4-12.src.rpm
096b61817169f0d2fc0fb1098edff658  fam-2.6.4-12.src.rpm

i386:
a0d8d2cc68ff46a9b09d1261d53a2f0d  fam-2.6.4-12.i386.rpm
973679fabde39a480bcb8919c11ea2c7  fam-devel-2.6.4-12.i386.rpm

ia64:
7b0d9e77db18bb278d7c18aaa49ff6d5  fam-2.6.4-12.ia64.rpm
d825882efcca7b9b05bc0145fb420f9d  fam-devel-2.6.4-12.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/fam-2.6.4-12.src.rpm
096b61817169f0d2fc0fb1098edff658  fam-2.6.4-12.src.rpm

ia64:
7b0d9e77db18bb278d7c18aaa49ff6d5  fam-2.6.4-12.ia64.rpm
d825882efcca7b9b05bc0145fb420f9d  fam-devel-2.6.4-12.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/fam-2.6.4-12.src.rpm
096b61817169f0d2fc0fb1098edff658  fam-2.6.4-12.src.rpm

i386:
a0d8d2cc68ff46a9b09d1261d53a2f0d  fam-2.6.4-12.i386.rpm
973679fabde39a480bcb8919c11ea2c7  fam-devel-2.6.4-12.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/fam-2.6.4-12.src.rpm
096b61817169f0d2fc0fb1098edff658  fam-2.6.4-12.src.rpm

i386:
a0d8d2cc68ff46a9b09d1261d53a2f0d  fam-2.6.4-12.i386.rpm
973679fabde39a480bcb8919c11ea2c7  fam-devel-2.6.4-12.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-0875

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.

 
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