RedHat 6.x: imwheel buffer overflow
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RedHat Linux A vulnerability exists in the imwheel package where local users can executearbitrary commands as root.
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                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:          imwheel buffer overflow
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2000:016-02
Issue date:        2000-04-20
Updated on:        2000-04-21
Product:           Red Hat Powertools
Keywords:          imwheel buffer imwheel-solo
Cross references:  N/A
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1. Topic:

A buffer overflow exists in imwheel

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Powertools 6.1 - i386 alpha sparc
Red Hat Powertools 6.2 - i386 alpha sparc


3. Problem description:

A vulnerability exists in the imwheel package where local users can execute
arbitrary commands as root.

4. Solution:

For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filename]

where filename is the name of the RPM.

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

N/A

6. Obsoleted by:

N/A

7. Conflicts with:

N/A

8. RPMs required:


Red Hat Powertools 6.1:

intel:
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/6.1/i386/imwheel-0.9.8-1.i386.rpm

alpha:
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/6.1/alpha/imwheel-0.9.8-1.alpha.rpm

sparc:
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/6.1/sparc/imwheel-0.9.8-1.sparc.rpm

sources:
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/6.1/SRPMS/imwheel-0.9.8-1.src.rpm

Red Hat Powertools 6.2:

intel:
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/6.2/i386/imwheel-0.9.8-1.i386.rpm

alpha:
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/6.2/alpha/imwheel-0.9.8-1.alpha.rpm

sparc:
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/6.2/sparc/imwheel-0.9.8-1.sparc.rpm

sources:
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/6.2/SRPMS/imwheel-0.9.8-1.src.rpm


9. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name
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fa97ae01087560b01ef0c08266e097b5  6.1/sparc/imwheel-0.9.8-1.sparc.rpm
921c50608059cd74840d070e5f538202  6.1/SRPMS/imwheel-0.9.8-1.src.rpm
0350d5be826d54f80948f4a4e9de6101  6.1/i386/imwheel-0.9.8-1.i386.rpm
f1cc900d060fec5546a229f0a7a4d48d  6.1/alpha/imwheel-0.9.8-1.alpha.rpm
fa97ae01087560b01ef0c08266e097b5  6.2/sparc/imwheel-0.9.8-1.sparc.rpm
0350d5be826d54f80948f4a4e9de6101  6.2/i386/imwheel-0.9.8-1.i386.rpm
f1cc900d060fec5546a229f0a7a4d48d  6.2/alpha/imwheel-0.9.8-1.alpha.rpm
921c50608059cd74840d070e5f538202  6.2/SRPMS/imwheel-0.9.8-1.src.rpm


These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:
    http://www.Red Hat.com/corp/contact.html

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 

10. References:

http://www.securityfocus.com/vdb/bottom.html?vid=1060