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Red Hat: Updated semi packages fix vulnerability

semi is a MIME library for GNU Emacs and XEmacs used by the wl mail package. A vulnerability in semi version 1.14.3 and earlier allows an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files with potentially arbitrary contents using the privileges of the user running Emacs and semi. Fixed packages are available from updates.redhat.com.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated semi packages fix vulnerability
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2003:234-01
Issue date:        2003-07-23
Updated on:        2003-07-23
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          
Cross references:  
Obsoletes:         
CVE Names:         CAN-2003-0440
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1. Topic:

Updated semi packages that fix vulnerabilities in semi's temporary file
handling are now available for Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.1 - noarch
Red Hat Linux 7.1 for iSeries (64 bit) - noarch
Red Hat Linux 7.1 for pSeries (64 bit) - noarch
Red Hat Linux 7.2 - noarch
Red Hat Linux 7.3 - noarch
Red Hat Linux 8.0 - noarch
Red Hat Linux 9 - noarch

3. Problem description:

semi is a MIME library for GNU Emacs and XEmacs used by the wl mail package.

A vulnerability in semi version 1.14.3 and earlier allows an attacker
to overwrite arbitrary files with potentially arbitrary contents using the
privileges of the user running Emacs and semi. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0440
to this issue.

Users of semi are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain
a backported patch correcting this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/os/SRPMS/semi-1.13.7-10.src.rpm

noarch:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/os/noarch/semi-1.13.7-10.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Linux 7.1 for iSeries (64 bit):

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/os/iSeries/SRPMS/semi-1.13.7-10.src.rpm

noarch:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/os/iSeries/noarch/semi-1.13.7-10.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Linux 7.1 for pSeries (64 bit):

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/os/pSeries/SRPMS/semi-1.13.7-10.src.rpm

noarch:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.1/en/os/pSeries/noarch/semi-1.13.7-10.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Linux 7.2:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.2/en/os/SRPMS/semi-1.14.3-8.72.src.rpm

noarch:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.2/en/os/noarch/semi-1.14.3-8.72.noarch.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.2/en/os/noarch/semi-xemacs-1.14.3-8.72.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Linux 7.3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.3/en/os/SRPMS/semi-1.14.3-15.src.rpm

noarch:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.3/en/os/noarch/semi-1.14.3-15.noarch.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.3/en/os/noarch/semi-xemacs-1.14.3-15.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Linux 8.0:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/8.0/en/os/SRPMS/wl-2.8.1-9.src.rpm

noarch:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/8.0/en/os/noarch/wl-2.8.1-9.noarch.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/8.0/en/os/noarch/wl-common-2.8.1-9.noarch.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/8.0/en/os/noarch/wl-xemacs-2.8.1-9.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Linux 9:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/SRPMS/wl-2.10.1-1.1.src.rpm

noarch:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/noarch/wl-2.10.1-1.1.noarch.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/noarch/wl-common-2.10.1-1.1.noarch.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/noarch/wl-xemacs-2.10.1-1.1.noarch.rpm



6. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
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442949226f8868df1a9350d8cc4cd1d6 7.1/en/os/SRPMS/semi-1.13.7-10.src.rpm
e042ec88e785f8b376b454cdfd192707 7.1/en/os/noarch/semi-1.13.7-10.noarch.rpm
442949226f8868df1a9350d8cc4cd1d6 7.1/en/os/iSeries/SRPMS/semi-1.13.7-10.src.rpm
e042ec88e785f8b376b454cdfd192707 7.1/en/os/iSeries/noarch/semi-1.13.7-10.noarch.rpm
442949226f8868df1a9350d8cc4cd1d6 7.1/en/os/pSeries/SRPMS/semi-1.13.7-10.src.rpm
e042ec88e785f8b376b454cdfd192707 7.1/en/os/pSeries/noarch/semi-1.13.7-10.noarch.rpm
da8628629ed020b2bc9e06abf1524af3 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/semi-1.14.3-8.72.src.rpm
c1e66bb252d95a81f63b0098ecdb5f83 7.2/en/os/noarch/semi-1.14.3-8.72.noarch.rpm
7653ba36b625f4f786e39573be802dfa 7.2/en/os/noarch/semi-xemacs-1.14.3-8.72.noarch.rpm
729f691aea3136030a34ebd1eadb9c23 7.3/en/os/SRPMS/semi-1.14.3-15.src.rpm
3c28749f6c99fc6d50f79fead6b8187b 7.3/en/os/noarch/semi-1.14.3-15.noarch.rpm
b95c368e446ceda1e96a7ea747944cf5 7.3/en/os/noarch/semi-xemacs-1.14.3-15.noarch.rpm
f085d6869ce59765fa72da26cec6b1f2 8.0/en/os/SRPMS/wl-2.8.1-9.src.rpm
84834aecf01ec7f0d7ce3ce9be830f64 8.0/en/os/noarch/wl-2.8.1-9.noarch.rpm
8e6719831cb4f5a68c92f497a61a414c 8.0/en/os/noarch/wl-common-2.8.1-9.noarch.rpm
6ff8d828af3407e6e7000f2b8d787f82 8.0/en/os/noarch/wl-xemacs-2.8.1-9.noarch.rpm
3f2c94d3cc527ec7e54532931eb524b3 9/en/os/SRPMS/wl-2.10.1-1.1.src.rpm
b9fe8fb05a04fffa558a7e656746e603 9/en/os/noarch/wl-2.10.1-1.1.noarch.rpm
d1f67f532368aba67910fb4ce7f7042d 9/en/os/noarch/wl-common-2.10.1-1.1.noarch.rpm
7122676e3a598eb8bb003e9d6c1ac3b6 9/en/os/noarch/wl-xemacs-2.10.1-1.1.noarch.rpm


These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key is
available from http://www.redhat.com/security/keys.html

You can verify each package with the following command:

    rpm --checksig -v 

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:

    md5sum 


7. References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-339
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0440

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at http://www.redhat.com/solutions/security/news/contact.html

Copyright 2003 Red Hat, Inc.
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