SuSE: htdig vulnerability

    Date01 Mar 2000
    CategorySuSE
    2712
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    htsearch, a CGI program which is part of htdig, doesn't do proper checking on user input.

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                            SuSE Security Announcement

            Package: htdig < 3.1.5
            Date: Sun Feb 27 21:58:59 CET 2000

            Affected SuSE versions: 6.1 - 6.3
            Vulnerability Type: remote compromise
            SuSE default package: no
            Other affected systems: all systems using htdig < 3.1.5
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    A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above.
    Please update it as soon as possible or disable the service if you are using
    this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s).

    Other Linux distributions or operating systems might be affected as
    well, please contact your vendor for information about this issue.

    Please note that we provide this information on an "as-is" basis only.
    There is no warranty whatsoever and no liability for any direct, indirect or
    incidental damage arising from this information or the installation of
    the update package.
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    1. Problem Description

      htsearch, a CGI program which is part of htdig, doesn't do proper
      checking on user input.

    2. Impact

      By exploiting this security hole a remote attacker can view the contents
      of arbitrary files on the www server system with the privileges of the
      HTTP server.

    3. Solution

      Update the package from our FTP server.
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    Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates before installing:
    (For SuSE 6.0, please use the 6.1 updates)

    4c8fe97c7d0804f1209ddae0c4feec7c ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.1/n1/htdig-3.1.5-0.alpha.rpm
    bcbb21d0dc86c7b383e2991cfdde997d ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.3/n1/htdig-3.1.5-0.alpha.rpm
    105d8b266bc05a8aa0362b95e516ffe2 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.1/n1/htdig-3.1.5-0.i386.rpm
    9e3a5875f87a1f14d5b6602859208076 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.2/n1/htdig-3.1.5-0.i386.rpm
    0e302f0ebe4772a3f84ad8390f62c4e8 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.3/n1/htdig-3.1.5-0.i386.rpm

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    You can find updates on our ftp-Server:

      ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update for Intel processors
      ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update for Alpha processors

    or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:
      http://www.suse.de/ftp.html
      http://www.suse.com/ftp_new.html

    Our webpage for patches:
      http://www.suse.de/patches/index.html

    Our webpage for security announcements:
      http://www.suse.de/security

    If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
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      be redistributed provided that it is not altered in any way.

    Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
    pub 2048/3D25D3D9 1999/03/06 SuSE Security Team <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

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