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UNIRAS Brief - 58/04 - SGI Security Bulletin - userland binary vulnerabilities update


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   UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) Briefing Notice - 58/04 dated 06.02.04  Time: 15:00
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SGI Security Bulletin:
Userland binary vulnerabilities update.


The original patch 5424 had two library mismatches causing 4Dwm to hang with rld 
errors appearing in SYSLOG and problems with gr_osview.  New patches 5473 and 5474 
have been released to fix these issues. (SGI BUG 908652).

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                          SGI Security Advisory

 Title:      userland binary vulnerabilities update
 Number:     20040104-02-P
 Date:       February 5, 2004
 Reference:  SGI BUGS 902173, 902169, 892846, 876818 and 871671
 Fixed in:   Future release of IRIX and patch 5473 or 5474

SGI provides this information freely to the SGI user community for its
consideration, interpretation, implementation and use.   SGI recommends
that this information be acted upon as soon as possible.

SGI provides the information in this Security Advisory on an "AS-IS"
basis only, and disclaims all warranties with respect thereto, express,
implied or otherwise, including, without limitation, any warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.  In no event shall
SGI be liable for any loss of profits, loss of business, loss of data or
for any indirect, special, exemplary, incidental or consequential
damages of any kind arising from your use of, failure to use or improper
use of any of the instructions or information in this Security Advisory.

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- - --- Update ---
- - --------------

This is an update to SGI Security Advisory 20040104-01-P

The original patch 5424 had two library mismatches causing 4Dwm to hang
with rld errors appearing in SYSLOG and problems with gr_osview.  New patches
5473 and 5474 have been released to fix these issues. (SGI BUG 908652)

- - -----------------------
- - --- Issue Specifics ---
- - -----------------------

It has been reported thru various channel that there are several
vulnerabilities affecting applications on IRIX.

 * html2ps vulnerability                  (SGI BUG 871671)
   - http://www.suse.com/de/security/2002_040_lprng_html2ps.html

 * Safe.pm security hole                  (SGI BUG 876818)
   - http://use.perl.org/articles/02/10/06/1118222.shtml?tid=5

 * gzexe and gznew predicatble tmp files  (SGI BUG 892846)
   - http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-308

 * libdesktopicon.so buffer overflow      (SGI BUG 902169)
   - http://www.lsd-pl.net/

 * gr_osview buffer overflow              (SGI BUG 902173)
   - http://www.lsd-pl.net/

SGI has investigated the issue and recommends the following steps for
neutralizing the exposure.  It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that these measures

be implemented on ALL vulnerable SGI systems.  This issue has been
corrected in future releases of IRIX.

- - --------------
- - --- Impact ---
- - --------------

To determine the version of IRIX you are running, execute the following

  # /bin/uname -R

That will return a result similar to the following:

  # 6.5 6.5.21f

The first number ("6.5") is the release name, the second ("6.5.21f" in
this case) is the extended release name.  The extended release name
is the "version" we refer to throughout this document.

- - ----------------
- - --- Solution ---
- - ----------------

SGI has provided a series of patches for these vulnerabilities. Our
recommendation is to upgrade to IRIX 6.5.23, or install the appropriate

OS Version     Vulnerable?     Patch #      Other Actions
- - ----------     -----------     -------      -------------
IRIX 3.x        unknown                     Note 1
IRIX 4.x        unknown                     Note 1
IRIX 5.x        unknown                     Note 1
IRIX 6.0.x      unknown                     Note 1
IRIX 6.1        unknown                     Note 1
IRIX 6.2        unknown                     Note 1
IRIX 6.3        unknown                     Note 1
IRIX 6.4        unknown                     Note 1
IRIX 6.5          yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.1        yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.2        yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.3        yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.4        yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.5        yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.6        yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.7        yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.8        yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.9        yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.10       yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.11       yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.12       yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.13       yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.14       yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.15       yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.16       yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.17m      yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.17f      yes                       Note 2
IRIX 6.5.18m      yes            5473       Note 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.18f      yes            5473       Note 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.19m      yes            5473       Note 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.19f      yes            5473       Note 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.20m      yes            5473       Note 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.20f      yes            5473       Note 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.21m      yes            5474       Notes 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.21f      yes            5474       Notes 2 & 3
IRIX 6.5.22       yes            5474       Notes 2 & 3


     1) This version of the IRIX operating has been retired. Upgrade to
        an actively supported IRIX operating system.  See
        http://support.sgi.com for more information.

     2) If you have not received an IRIX 6.5.X CD for IRIX 6.5, contact
        your SGI Support Provider or URL: http://support.sgi.com

     3) Install the required patch(es) based on your operating release.

                ##### Patch File Checksums ####

The actual patch will be a tar file containing the following files:

Filename:                 README.patch.5473
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    53450 10 README.patch.5473
Algorithm #2 (sum):       37600 10 README.patch.5473
MD5 checksum:             D1AEB72F206B96CE5C057113537E7365

Filename:                 patchSG0005473
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    33497 14 patchSG0005473
Algorithm #2 (sum):       14668 14 patchSG0005473
MD5 checksum:             D49BD310AE4E12E7B6342D6A858593CE

Filename:                 patchSG0005473.desktop_base_sw
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    12562 3010 patchSG0005473.desktop_base_sw
Algorithm #2 (sum):       6809 3010 patchSG0005473.desktop_base_sw
MD5 checksum:             EC12B592120BDF84F350FC207B52394A

Filename:                 patchSG0005473.desktop_base_sw64
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    55268 208 patchSG0005473.desktop_base_sw64
Algorithm #2 (sum):       50114 208 patchSG0005473.desktop_base_sw64
MD5 checksum:             569CD5633278CD5C9F7B0D90342C720A

Filename:                 patchSG0005473.eoe_src
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    36371 11 patchSG0005473.eoe_src
Algorithm #2 (sum):       51851 11 patchSG0005473.eoe_src
MD5 checksum:             434B1E75200DB9E397D7ECCD8F7556B3

Filename:                 patchSG0005473.eoe_sw
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    42783 241 patchSG0005473.eoe_sw
Algorithm #2 (sum):       63679 241 patchSG0005473.eoe_sw
MD5 checksum:             F57946533D6AE8A2434105560A2AC5CB

Filename:                 patchSG0005473.idb
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    62598 7 patchSG0005473.idb
Algorithm #2 (sum):       312 7 patchSG0005473.idb
MD5 checksum:             F3481F9CE7766CD673B611C2345ED1F6

Filename:                 patchSG0005473.insight_sw
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    07158 132 patchSG0005473.insight_sw
Algorithm #2 (sum):       57552 132 patchSG0005473.insight_sw
MD5 checksum:             11BF02BA2EA476ACC14D8B016DB843FA

Filename:                 README.patch.5474
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    12756 9 README.patch.5474
Algorithm #2 (sum):       33542 9 README.patch.5474
MD5 checksum:             4E808C024FBC83AD65BECA5BE651CDB2

Filename:                 patchSG0005474
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    05154 11 patchSG0005474
Algorithm #2 (sum):       23035 11 patchSG0005474
MD5 checksum:             6817CACC91287ED55F38CBD4EA14128A

Filename:                 patchSG0005474.desktop_base_sw
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    34947 3201 patchSG0005474.desktop_base_sw
Algorithm #2 (sum):       48038 3201 patchSG0005474.desktop_base_sw
MD5 checksum:             4AF2A42A558766661F90395B6A8290D6

Filename:                 patchSG0005474.desktop_base_sw64
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    56527 209 patchSG0005474.desktop_base_sw64
Algorithm #2 (sum):       15257 209 patchSG0005474.desktop_base_sw64
MD5 checksum:             290700C2C004E3B69C9B92DEADDC6CE1

Filename:                 patchSG0005474.eoe_src
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    36371 11 patchSG0005474.eoe_src
Algorithm #2 (sum):       51851 11 patchSG0005474.eoe_src
MD5 checksum:             434B1E75200DB9E397D7ECCD8F7556B3

Filename:                 patchSG0005474.eoe_sw
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    62085 268 patchSG0005474.eoe_sw
Algorithm #2 (sum):       4653 268 patchSG0005474.eoe_sw
MD5 checksum:             22A051209DE90B866D53FFA2BACC5752

Filename:                 patchSG0005474.idb
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    36502 7 patchSG0005474.idb
Algorithm #2 (sum):       503 7 patchSG0005474.idb
MD5 checksum:             0A654B8AF7BC4307A68A72018931152A

Filename:                 patchSG0005474.insight_sw
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    07158 132 patchSG0005474.insight_sw
Algorithm #2 (sum):       57552 132 patchSG0005474.insight_sw
MD5 checksum:             11BF02BA2EA476ACC14D8B016DB843FA

- - ------------------------
- - --- Acknowledgments ----
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SGI wishes to thank Last Stage of Delirium and the users of
the Internet Community at large for their assistance in this matter.

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- - --- Links ---
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Patches are available via the web, anonymous FTP and from your SGI
service/support provider.

SGI Security Advisories can be found at:
http://www.sgi.com/support/security/ and

SGI Security Patches can be found at:
http://www.sgi.com/support/security/ and

SGI Security Patches can be found at:
http://www.sgi.com/support/security/ and

SGI patches for IRIX can be found at the following patch servers:
http://support.sgi.com/ and ftp://patches.sgi.com/

SGI freeware updates for IRIX can be found at:

SGI fixes for SGI open sourced code can be found on:

SGI patches and RPMs for Linux can be found at:
http://support.sgi.com/ or

SGI patches for Windows NT or 2000 can be found at:

IRIX 5.2-6.4 Recommended/Required Patch Sets can be found at:
http://support.sgi.com/ and ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/patchset/

IRIX 6.5 Maintenance Release Streams can be found at:

IRIX 6.5 Software Update CDs can be obtained from:

The primary SGI anonymous FTP site for security advisories and patches
is patches.sgi.com (  Security advisories and patches
are located under the URL ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/

For security and patch management reasons, ftp.sgi.com (mirrors
patches.sgi.com security FTP repository) lags behind and does not
do a real-time update.

- - -----------------------------------------
- - --- SGI Security Information/Contacts ---
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If there are questions about this document, email can be sent to


SGI provides security information and patches for use by the entire SGI
community.  This information is freely available to any person needing
the information and is available via anonymous FTP and the Web.

The primary SGI anonymous FTP site for security advisories and patches
is patches.sgi.com (  Security advisories and patches
are located under the URL ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/

The SGI Security Headquarters Web page is accessible at the URL:

For issues with the patches on the FTP sites, email can be sent to

For assistance obtaining or working with security patches, please
contact your SGI support provider.


SGI provides a free security mailing list service called wiretap and
encourages interested parties to self-subscribe to receive (via email)
all SGI Security Advisories when they are released. Subscribing to the
mailing list can be done via the Web
or by sending email to SGI as outlined below.

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In the example above, <YourEmailAddress> is the email address that you
wish the mailing list information sent to.  The word end must be on a
separate line to indicate the end of the body of the message. The
control-d (^d) is used to indicate to the mail program that you are
finished composing the mail message.


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located at http://www.sgi.com/support/security/ .


If there are gerneral security questions on SGI systems, email can be
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For reporting *NEW* SGI security issues, email can be sent to
security-alert@xxxxxxx or contact your SGI support provider.  A
support contract is not required for submitting a security report.


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