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[RHSA-2013:1652-02] Low: coreutils security, bug fix, and enhancement update

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Red Hat Security Advisory

 

Synopsis: Low: coreutils security, bug fix, and enhancement update

Advisory ID: RHSA-2013:1652-02

Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1652.html

Issue date: 2013-11-21

CVE Names: CVE-2013-0221 CVE-2013-0222 CVE-2013-0223

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1. Summary:

 

Updated coreutils packages that fix three security issues, several bugs,

and add two enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

 

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low

security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,

which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability

from the CVE links in the References section.

 

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

 

3. Description:

 

The coreutils package contains the core GNU utilities. It is a combination

of the old GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages.

 

It was discovered that the sort, uniq, and join utilities did not properly

restrict the use of the alloca() function. An attacker could use this flaw

to crash those utilities by providing long input strings. (CVE-2013-0221,

CVE-2013-0222, CVE-2013-0223)

 

These updated coreutils packages include numerous bug fixes and two

enhancements. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this

advisory. Users are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Technical

Notes, linked to in the References, for information on the most significant

of these changes.

 

All coreutils users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which

contain backported patches to correct these issues and add these

enhancements.

 

4. Solution:

 

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata

relevant to your system have been applied.

 

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to

use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at

https://access.redhat.com/site/articles/11258

 

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

 

747592 - segfault message supressed with su -c

816708 - id and groups commands sometimes lie

827199 - [RHEL6] tail -f doesn't work on panasas file systems

836557 - du gives bogus warning if named service is running

842040 - df -P gives new lines when where '\n' is in any of the /proc/mounts fields.

903464 - CVE-2013-0221 coreutils: segfault in "sort -d" and "sort -M" with long line input

903465 - CVE-2013-0222 coreutils: segfault in uniq with long line input

903466 - CVE-2013-0223 coreutils: segfault in "join -i" with long line input

908980 - Provide the conv=sparse option in dd

965654 - dd option status=noxfer is ignored

980061 - mv: fails to overwrite directory on cross-filesystem copy with EISDIR

 

6. Package List:

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

 

Source:

ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/coreutils-8.4-31.el6.src.rpm

 

i386:

coreutils-8.4-31.el6.i686.rpm

coreutils-debuginfo-8.4-31.el6.i686.rpm

coreutils-libs-8.4-31.el6.i686.rpm

 

x86_64:

coreutils-8.4-31.el6.x86_64.rpm

coreutils-debuginfo-8.4-31.el6.x86_64.rpm

coreutils-libs-8.4-31.el6.x86_64.rpm

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6):

 

Source:

ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/coreutils-8.4-31.el6.src.rpm

 

x86_64:

coreutils-8.4-31.el6.x86_64.rpm

coreutils-debuginfo-8.4-31.el6.x86_64.rpm

coreutils-libs-8.4-31.el6.x86_64.rpm

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

 

Source:

ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/coreutils-8.4-31.el6.src.rpm

 

i386:

coreutils-8.4-31.el6.i686.rpm

coreutils-debuginfo-8.4-31.el6.i686.rpm

coreutils-libs-8.4-31.el6.i686.rpm

 

ppc64:

coreutils-8.4-31.el6.ppc64.rpm

coreutils-debuginfo-8.4-31.el6.ppc64.rpm

coreutils-libs-8.4-31.el6.ppc64.rpm

 

s390x:

coreutils-8.4-31.el6.s390x.rpm

coreutils-debuginfo-8.4-31.el6.s390x.rpm

coreutils-libs-8.4-31.el6.s390x.rpm

 

x86_64:

coreutils-8.4-31.el6.x86_64.rpm

coreutils-debuginfo-8.4-31.el6.x86_64.rpm

coreutils-libs-8.4-31.el6.x86_64.rpm

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

 

Source:

ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/coreutils-8.4-31.el6.src.rpm

 

i386:

coreutils-8.4-31.el6.i686.rpm

coreutils-debuginfo-8.4-31.el6.i686.rpm

coreutils-libs-8.4-31.el6.i686.rpm

 

x86_64:

coreutils-8.4-31.el6.x86_64.rpm

coreutils-debuginfo-8.4-31.el6.x86_64.rpm

coreutils-libs-8.4-31.el6.x86_64.rpm

 

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and

details on how to verify the signature are available from

https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

 

7. References:

 

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-0221.html

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-0222.html

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-0223.html

https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.5_Technical_Notes/coreutils.html#RHSA-2013-1652

 

8. Contact:

 

The Red Hat security contact is . More contact

details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

 

Copyright 2013 Red Hat, Inc.

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