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Security update for package sharutils

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(Last modified: 26APR2004)


solutions Security update for package sharutils SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6bf56f64068552b536447a3d39d63c29)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: sharutils
Release: 20040426
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using shar should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A buffer overflow in shar while handling the '-o' commandline option has been found. The buffer overflow in conjunction with other methods can be abused to execute commands remotely.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh sharutils.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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