RedHat: 'licq' vulnerabilities
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RedHat Linux licq as shipped with Red Hat Linux 7 is vulnerable to two security problems: An overrunnable buffer in its logging code, and an unguarded system() call to execute an external browser when receiving an URL.

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                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated licq packages fixing security problems available
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2001:022-03
Issue date:        2001-02-28
Updated on:        2001-03-21
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          licq buffer overrun system() system
Cross references:  
Obsoletes:         
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1. Topic:

Updated Red Hat Linux 7 packages fixing two security problems in licq are 
available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.0 - alpha, i386

3. Problem description:

licq as shipped with Red Hat Linux 7 is vulnerable to two security 
problems:
An overrunnable buffer in its logging code, and an unguarded system() 
call to execute an external browser when receiving an URL.

4. Solution:

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh 

where  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 directly *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:

up2date

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

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



6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.0:

SRPMS: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/7.0/SRPMS/licq-1.0.2-2.src.rpm

alpha: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/7.0/alpha/licq-1.0.2-2.alpha.rpm

i386: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/7.0/i386/licq-1.0.2-2.i386.rpm


7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name
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ec5c4980d4d5355549d546d57ca22b94  7.0/SRPMS/licq-1.0.2-2.src.rpm
1db692b7becd9102d617b57153a9b9e9  7.0/alpha/licq-1.0.2-2.alpha.rpm
6a82d8024e0b8922a2ce846b6cba61dc  7.0/i386/licq-1.0.2-2.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:




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