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Red Hat Security Advisory - licq

by phiber on March 22nd, 2001 licq as shipped with Red Hat Powertools 6.2 is vulnerable to two security problems:
An overrunnable buffer in its logging code, and an unguarded system() call to execute an external browser when receiving an URL.




To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:



rpm -Fvh



where 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 directly *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.



- Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):





- RPMs required:



Red Hat Powertools 6.2:



SRPMS:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/SRPMS/licq-1.0.2-0.6x.1.src.rpm



alpha:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/alpha/licq-1.0.2-0.6x.1.alpha.rpm



i386:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/i386/licq-1.0.2-0.6x.1.i386.rpm



sparc:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/sparc/licq-1.0.2-0.6x.1.sparc.rpm


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