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CSSA-2002-018.0-Linux: Race condition in fileutils

by Nikola Strahija on May 1st, 2002 A race condition in various utilities from the GNU fileutils package may cause a root user to delete the whole filesystem.

2. Vulnerable Supported Versions

System Package

OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server prior to fileutils-4.1-4.i386.rpm

OpenLinux 3.1.1 Workstation prior to fileutils-4.1-4.i386.rpm

OpenLinux 3.1 Server prior to fileutils-4.1-4.i386.rpm

OpenLinux 3.1 Workstation prior to fileutils-4.1-4.i386.rpm

3. Solution

The proper solution is to install the latest packages.

4. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server

4.1 Package Location

4.2 Packages

608a5485dd9a8799795254ba7d2089da fileutils-4.1-4.i386.rpm

4.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh fileutils-4.1-4.i386.rpm

4.4 Source Package Location

4.5 Source Packages

c44a43f1ce810a01978ce2e8efadadbf fileutils-4.1-4.src.rpm

5. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Workstation

5.1 Package Location

5.2 Packages

f10c905587b4221fc794cefaf262e9ee fileutils-4.1-4.i386.rpm

5.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh fileutils-4.1-4.i386.rpm

5.4 Source Package Location

5.5 Source Packages

7e5519acdca5c17d12b3598847ec1ded fileutils-4.1-4.src.rpm

6. OpenLinux 3.1 Server

6.1 Package Location

6.2 Packages

334154c1635b50ad81a2f1b841ccadd8 fileutils-4.1-4.i386.rpm

6.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh fileutils-4.1-4.i386.rpm

6.4 Source Package Location

6.5 Source Packages

6a12bbcaefb252eac3fe4b79464881e4 fileutils-4.1-4.src.rpm

7. OpenLinux 3.1 Workstation

7.1 Package Location

7.2 Packages

2db4e5565fc7d38ee5cdf3be57f86301 fileutils-4.1-4.i386.rpm

7.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh fileutils-4.1-4.i386.rpm

7.4 Source Package Location

7.5 Source Packages

1b5ef3933f229b68cd8e24fb75c5a0de fileutils-4.1-4.src.rpm

8. References

Specific references for this advisory: Wojciech Purczynski (iSEC

Caldera OpenLinux security resources:

Caldera UNIX security resources:

This security fix closes Caldera incidents sr862917, fz520627,

9. Disclaimer

Caldera International, Inc. is not responsible for the misuse
of any of the information we provide on this website and/or
through our security advisories. Our advisories are a service
to our customers intended to promote secure installation and
use of Caldera products.

10. Acknowledgements

Wojciech Purczynski (iSEC Security Research,
reported this vulnerability.


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