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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.51010
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2003:310
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2003:310.

The fileutils package contains several basic system utilities. One of
these utilities is the ls program, which is used to list information
about files and directories.

Georgi Guninski discovered a memory starvation denial of service
vulnerability in the ls program. It is possible to make ls allocate a
huge amount of memory by specifying certain command line arguments. This
vulnerability is remotely exploitable through services like wu-ftpd, which
pass user arguments to ls. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0854 to this issue.

A non-exploitable integer overflow in ls has been discovered. It is
possible to make ls crash by specifying certain command line arguments.
This vulnerability is remotely exploitable through services like wu-ftpd,
which pass user arguments to ls. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0853 to this issue.

Users are advised to update to these erratum packages, which contain
backported security patches that correct these vulnerabilities.

These packages also add support for the O_DIRECT flag, which controls the
use of synchronous I/O on file systems such as OCFS.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-310.html

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
5.0

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0853
BugTraq ID: 8875
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/8875
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2003:768
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000768
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2003:771
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000771
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2003-October/012548.html
Immunix Linux Advisory: IMNX-2003-7+-026-01
http://www.securityfocus.com/advisories/6014
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:106
http://www.guninski.com/binls.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-309.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-310.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/10126
http://secunia.com/advisories/17069
TurboLinux Advisory: TLSA-2003-60
http://www.turbolinux.com/security/TLSA-2003-60.txt
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0854
Debian Security Information: DSA-705 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-705
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/115
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