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UNIRAS Brief - 72/04 - SGI - 20040201-01-U Advanced Linux Environment security update #10



 
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   UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) Briefing Notice - 72/04 dated 12.02.04  Time: 10:14  
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SGI Advanced Linux Environment security update #10
20040201-01-U

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                           SGI Security Advisory

  Title     : SGI Advanced Linux Environment security update #10
  Number    : 20040201-01-U
  Date      : February 11, 2004
  Reference : Redhat Advisory RHSA-2004:041-06, CAN-2003-0056, CAN-2003-0848
  Reference : Redhat Advisory RHSA-2004:056-05, CAN-2004-0080
  Reference : Redhat Advisory RHSA-2004:035-01, CAN-2003-1023
  Reference : Redhat Advisory RHSA-2004:031-02, CAN-2003-0924
  Reference : Redhat Advisory RHSA-2004:045-04, CAN-2004-0006, CAN-2004-0008
  Reference : Redhat Advisory RHSA-2004:019-04, CAN-2003-0991
  Fixed in  : Patch 10050 for SGI ProPack v2.3 
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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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SGI has released Patch 10050: SGI Advanced Linux Environment security update #10, which includes updated RPMs for SGI ProPack v2.3 for the SGI Altix family of systems, in response to the following security issues:

Updated slocate packages fix vulnerabilities  http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-041.html

Updated util-linux packages fix information leak  http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-056.html

Updated mc packages resolve buffer overflow vulnerability  http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-035.html

Updated NetPBM packages fix multiple temporary file vulnerabilities  http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-031.html

Updated Gaim packages fix security vulnerabilities  http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-045.html

Updated mailman packages close DoS vulnerability  http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-019.html


Patch 10050 is available from http://support.sgi.com/ and ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/patches/ProPack/2.3/

The individual RPMs from Patch 10050 are available from: ftp://oss.sgi.com/projects/sgi_propack/download/2.3/updates/RPMS
ftp://oss.sgi.com/projects/sgi_propack/download/2.3/updates/SRPMS


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

Red Hat Errata: Security Alerts, Bugfixes, and Enhancements http://www.redhat.com/apps/support/errata/

SGI Advanced Linux Environment security updates can found on: ftp://oss.sgi.com/projects/sgi_propack/download/

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

The primary SGI anonymous FTP site for security advisories and security patches is ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/


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The SGI Security Headquarters Web page is accessible at the URL: http://www.sgi.com/support/security/

For issues with the patches on the FTP sites, email can be sent to security-info@xxxxxxxx

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

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SGI provides a comprehensive customer World Wide Web site. This site is located at http://www.sgi.com/support/security/ .

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