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Red Hat: An updated lha package fixes security vulnerability

LHA is an archiving and compression utility for LHarc format archives. Lukasz Wojtow discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in all versions of lha up to and including version 1.14. A carefully created archive could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code when a victim extracts or tests the archive. Buffer overflows were discovered in the command line processing of all versions of lha up to and including version 1.14. If a malicious user could trick a victim into passing a specially crafted command line to the lha command, it is possible that arbitrary code could be executed. Thomas Biege discovered a shell meta character command execution vulnerability in all versions of lha up to and including 1.14. An attacker could create a directory with shell meta characters in its name which could lead to arbitrary command execution. Updated packages are available from updates.redhat.com.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          An updated lha package fixes security vulnerability
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2004:323-01
Issue date:        2004-09-01
Updated on:        2004-09-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Obsoletes:         RHSA-2004:178
CVE Names:         CAN-2004-0769 CAN-2004-0771 CAN-2004-0694 CAN-2004-0745
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1. Summary:

An updated lha package that fixes a buffer overflow is now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

LHA is an archiving and compression utility for LHarc format archives.

Lukasz Wojtow discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in all versions
of lha up to and including version 1.14.  A carefully created archive could
allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code when a victim extracts or tests
the archive.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0769 to this issue.

Buffer overflows were discovered in the command line processing of all
versions of lha up to and including version 1.14.  If a malicious user
could trick a victim into passing a specially crafted command line to the
lha command, it is possible that arbitrary code could be executed.  The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the names CAN-2004-0771 and CAN-2004-0694 to these issues.

Thomas Biege discovered a shell meta character command execution
vulnerability in all versions of lha up to and including 1.14.  An attacker
could create a directory with shell meta characters in its name which could
lead to arbitrary command execution.  The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0745 to
this issue.

Users of lha should update to this updated package which contains
backported patches and is not vulnerable to these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/ for more info):

126740 - Buffer overflow in lha

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/lha-1.14i-10.4.src.rpm
494aaceeb0afa3c661c6eb0981af1fd2  lha-1.14i-10.4.src.rpm

i386:
1d4d09649c91c742be78422fa746d93a  lha-1.14i-10.4.i386.rpm

ia64:
3d6b75954662f94459e0025599a4b7b8  lha-1.14i-10.4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
63a3f6ee8c97484d8c0f95423adcb74f  lha-1.14i-10.4.ppc.rpm

s390:
41c9148155410c09c6898cd971a873f8  lha-1.14i-10.4.s390.rpm

s390x:
2a2cd9f9ece25a0d885fb5079c608d6f  lha-1.14i-10.4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
36bb4dbf784b15b7355548582f42a009  lha-1.14i-10.4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/lha-1.14i-10.4.src.rpm
494aaceeb0afa3c661c6eb0981af1fd2  lha-1.14i-10.4.src.rpm

i386:
1d4d09649c91c742be78422fa746d93a  lha-1.14i-10.4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
36bb4dbf784b15b7355548582f42a009  lha-1.14i-10.4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/lha-1.14i-10.4.src.rpm
494aaceeb0afa3c661c6eb0981af1fd2  lha-1.14i-10.4.src.rpm

i386:
1d4d09649c91c742be78422fa746d93a  lha-1.14i-10.4.i386.rpm

ia64:
3d6b75954662f94459e0025599a4b7b8  lha-1.14i-10.4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
36bb4dbf784b15b7355548582f42a009  lha-1.14i-10.4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/lha-1.14i-10.4.src.rpm
494aaceeb0afa3c661c6eb0981af1fd2  lha-1.14i-10.4.src.rpm

i386:
1d4d09649c91c742be78422fa746d93a  lha-1.14i-10.4.i386.rpm

ia64:
3d6b75954662f94459e0025599a4b7b8  lha-1.14i-10.4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
36bb4dbf784b15b7355548582f42a009  lha-1.14i-10.4.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://www.redhat.com/security/team/key.html#package

7. References:

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=108668791510153
http://lw.ftw.zamosc.pl/lha-exploit.txt
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0769
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0771
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0694
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0745

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact.html

Copyright 2004 Red Hat, Inc.
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