Red Hat: 'Bitchx' vulnerability
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RedHat Linux New BitchX packages are available which fix the problem with processingmalformed DNS answers.

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                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:          New BitchX packages are available
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2000:126-03
Issue date:        2000-12-13
Updated on:        2000-12-13
Product:           Red Hat Powertools
Keywords:          N/A
Cross references:  N/A
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1. Topic:

New BitchX packages are available which fix the problem with processing
malformed DNS answers.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Powertools 6.0 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Powertools 6.1 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Powertools 6.2 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Powertools 7.0 - i386, alpha

3. Problem description:

A problem exists where BitchX will process malformed DNS answers, allowing
an attacker to crash the client, or possibly access the BitchX session
remotely.

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 Powertools 6.2:

alpha: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/6.2/alpha/BitchX-1.0c17-3.alpha.rpm

sparc: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/6.2/sparc/BitchX-1.0c17-3.sparc.rpm

i386: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/6.2/i386/BitchX-1.0c17-3.i386.rpm

sources: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/6.2/SRPMS/BitchX-1.0c17-3.src.rpm

Red Hat Powertools 7.0:

alpha: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/7.0/alpha/BitchX-1.0c17-4.alpha.rpm 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/7.0/alpha/gtkBitchX-1.0c17-4.alpha.rpm

i386: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/7.0/i386/BitchX-1.0c17-4.i386.rpm 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/7.0/i386/gtkBitchX-1.0c17-4.i386.rpm

sources: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/powertools/7.0/SRPMS/BitchX-1.0c17-4.src.rpm

7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name
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ee003d30c3658308bc034c559f0a5d4f  6.2/SRPMS/BitchX-1.0c17-3.src.rpm
0c0f7c0226cd479d679fe370b81435ff  6.2/alpha/BitchX-1.0c17-3.alpha.rpm
8030ff566122dcbe3f9c826ee54736f3  6.2/i386/BitchX-1.0c17-3.i386.rpm
d3f6f4f172cbf54afe2af519c2efb471  6.2/sparc/BitchX-1.0c17-3.sparc.rpm
f96cfc0210926861d1f9f797a91e528c  7.0/SRPMS/BitchX-1.0c17-4.src.rpm
16f31a2be5e84f99b83210aec219d24e  7.0/alpha/BitchX-1.0c17-4.alpha.rpm
157d026dded2ff8417a55ff793dbc26a  7.0/alpha/gtkBitchX-1.0c17-4.alpha.rpm
c17d86c9b40a179fa6b069ec43c374a4  7.0/i386/BitchX-1.0c17-4.i386.rpm
461cf25450f5b3ba1f3a7d6b76c42eaa  7.0/i386/gtkBitchX-1.0c17-4.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:
 
http://www.securityfocus.com/templates/archive.pike?list=1=149471


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