Re: RedHat: Buffer Overflow in "ls" and "mkdir"
- From: Luis Villa <louie ximian com>
- To: gnome-announce-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: RedHat: Buffer Overflow in "ls" and "mkdir"
- Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 07:40:47 -0400
This is a trojan, please don't download/install.
On Sun, 2004-10-24 at 17:00 -0500, RedHat Security Team wrote:
> 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
> 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
> * 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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