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Security update for lha

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(Last modified: 24MAY2004)


solutions Security update for lha SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c9d948a1f73aea56501154c51345b7db)

Applies to

Package: lha
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8

Release: 20040524
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using LHA should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

LHA contained a buffer overflow in the header parsing functions as well as bug
in the pathname processing. Carefully crafted LHA archives could be used to
execute arbitrary commands or to overwrite arbitrary files with the
permissions of the user invoking LHA. CAN-2004-0234 and CAN-2004-0235 have
been assigned.

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 lha.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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