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Security Announcement: htdig
  • From: thomas@xxxxxxx (Thomas Biege)
  • Date: Wed Mar 01 10:57:02 2000
  • Message-id: <20000301105702.42BB567AA@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>





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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)

<p>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

<p>______________________________________________________________________________

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
  security@xxxxxxx
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SuSE has got two free security mailing list services to which any
interested party may subscribe:

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_____________________________________________________________________________

  This information is provided freely to everyone interested and may
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pub  2048/3D25D3D9 1999/03/06 SuSE Security Team <security@xxxxxxx>

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