RedHat: New netscape packages available
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
RedHat Linux New Netscape packages are available to fix a serious securityproblem with Java. It is recommended that all netscape usersupdate to the new packages. Users of Red Hat Linux 6.0 and 6.1should use the packages for Red Hat Linux 6.2.
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                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:          New Netscape packages fix Java security hole
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2000:054-01
Issue date:        2000-08-18
Updated on:        2000-08-18
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          Brown Orifice netscape java
Cross references:  N/A
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1. Topic:

New Netscape packages are available to fix a serious security
problem with Java. It is recommended that all netscape users
update to the new packages. Users of Red Hat Linux 6.0 and 6.1
should use the packages for Red Hat Linux 6.2.

Packages will be made available for Red Hat Linux 5.2 when
fixed binaries are available from Netscape.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 6.2 - i386, alpha

3. Problem description:

Due to a problem in the Java environment shipped with Netscape,
it would be possible for a java applet on a remote site to
view files on a local machine, and then provide access to those
files for other machines.

For more information, please see:

  http://www.brumleve.com/BrownOrifice/

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. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 6.2:

alpha: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/alpha/netscape-common-4.75-0.6.2.alpha.rpm 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/alpha/netscape-communicator-4.75-0.6.2.alpha.rpm 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/alpha/netscape-navigator-4.75-0.6.2.alpha.rpm

i386: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/i386/netscape-common-4.75-0.6.2.i386.rpm 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/i386/netscape-communicator-4.75-0.6.2.i386.rpm 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/i386/netscape-navigator-4.75-0.6.2.i386.rpm

sources: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/SRPMS/netscape-4.75-0.6.2.src.rpm 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/SRPMS/netscape-alpha-4.75-0.6.2.src.rpm

7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name
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e4901ef360fdf89bc26cb9511210e25e  6.2/SRPMS/netscape-4.75-0.6.2.src.rpm
7868b53573252f231b627b20f11501fd  6.2/SRPMS/netscape-alpha-4.75-0.6.2.src.rpm
2db1ac1eefd26ef37b5e938077fc0a86  6.2/alpha/netscape-common-4.75-0.6.2.alpha.rpm
470b471c4d3575ecfa18bdabdb459389  6.2/alpha/netscape-communicator-4.75-0.6.2.alpha.rpm
981b62eb767ebd405dda3864bbb35d54  6.2/alpha/netscape-navigator-4.75-0.6.2.alpha.rpm
138e80104c7054d2b894fd3a064ab28f  6.2/i386/netscape-common-4.75-0.6.2.i386.rpm
887e48c496d386d82a6d66ce31f6a6cb  6.2/i386/netscape-communicator-4.75-0.6.2.i386.rpm
3e8c1094bbccb8d7783febea6e430549  6.2/i386/netscape-navigator-4.75-0.6.2.i386.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 

8. References:

N/A


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