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RHSA-2003:134: man security update

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RHSA-2003:134: man security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
03/18/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated man packages fix a minor security vulnerability.

The man package includes tools for finding information and documentation about commands on a system. Versions of man before 1.51 have a bug where a malformed man file can cause a program named "unsafe" to be run. To exploit this vulnerability a local attacker would need to be able to get a victim to run man on a carefully crafted man file, and for the attacker to be able to create a file called "unsafe" that will be on the victim's default path. Users of man can upgrade to these erratum packages which contain a patch to correct this vulnerability. These erratum packages also contain fixes for a number of other bugs.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-man

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