December 20, 2001

Trustix: 'glibc' Security advisory

Author: JT Smith

Trustix: "There is a problem in the glob(3) function of the Glibc library which
allows for exploitation of programs that pass user supplied input
directly to it."
From:	 Trustix Secure Linux Advisor <tsl@trustix.com>
To:	 tsl-announce@trustix.org
Subject: TSLSA-2001-0029 - glibc
Date:	 Thu, 20 Dec 2001 15:19:48 +0100
Cc:	 bugtraq@securityfocus.com

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Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2001-0029

Package name:      glibc
Severity:          Buffer overflow
Date:              2001-12-19
Affected versions: TSL 1.01, 1.1, 1.2, 1.5

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Problem description:
  There is a problem in the glob(3) function of the Glibc library which
  allows for exploitation of programs that pass user supplied input
  directly to it.


Action:
  We recommend that all systems with this package installed are upgraded.


Location:
  All TSL updates are available from
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/updates/>
<URI:ftp://ftp.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/updates/>


Automatic updates:
  Users of the SWUP tool, can enjoy having updates automatically
  installed using 'swup --upgrade'.

  Get SWUP from:
  <URI:ftp://ftp.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/software/swup/>


Questions?
  Check out our mailing lists:
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/support/>


Verification:
  This advisory along with all TSL packages are signed with the TSL sign key.
  This key available from:
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/TSL-GPG-KEY>

The advisory itself is available from the errata pages at
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/errata/trustix-1.2/> and
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/errata/trustix-1.5/>
or directly at
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/errata/misc/2001/TSL-2001-0029-glibc.asc.txt>

MD5sums of the packages:
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b09da93d8c0aaa3ea05f96eac0670f4b  ./1.5/SRPMS/glibc-2.1.3-16tr.src.rpm
066333d08effaf470bd34d7eed678bc0  ./1.5/RPMS/glibc-profile-2.1.3-16tr.i586.rpm
9978d2532b03f429b7d60608d7998416  ./1.5/RPMS/glibc-devel-2.1.3-16tr.i586.rpm
24bfe2e19232744126c321534a120aa5  ./1.5/RPMS/glibc-2.1.3-16tr.i586.rpm
b09da93d8c0aaa3ea05f96eac0670f4b  ./1.2/SRPMS/glibc-2.1.3-16tr.src.rpm
e1b3655cb6f93f5c9e20a233f3872a1e  ./1.2/RPMS/glibc-profile-2.1.3-16tr.i586.rpm
91ab7db274ed981e88c75f76debb8a97  ./1.2/RPMS/glibc-devel-2.1.3-16tr.i586.rpm
152ebaee28c79a11205e80f2dd7335cd  ./1.2/RPMS/glibc-2.1.3-16tr.i586.rpm
b09da93d8c0aaa3ea05f96eac0670f4b  ./1.1/SRPMS/glibc-2.1.3-16tr.src.rpm
185918341e54d62746496b46abfc87b2  ./1.1/RPMS/glibc-profile-2.1.3-16tr.i586.rpm
4e4c5f29e794e040eb55ad04c20d7d63  ./1.1/RPMS/glibc-devel-2.1.3-16tr.i586.rpm
9f3bddc70339a87f5f47bf8ac04ef253  ./1.1/RPMS/glibc-2.1.3-16tr.i586.rpm
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Trustix Security Team
 
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