RHSA-2003:016 - Security Advisory
fileutils security update
Security Advisory: Low
Updated fileutils packages are available which fix a race condition in
recursive remove and move commands.
The fileutils package includes a number of GNU versions of common and
popular file management utilities.
A race condition in recursive use of rm and mv commands in fileutils 4.1
and earlier could allow local users to delete files and directories as the
user running fileutils if the user has write access to part of the tree
being moved or deleted.
In addition, a bug in the way that the chown command parses --from options
has also been fixed in these packages, bringing the command into Linux
Standard Base (LSB) compliance.
Users of Red Hat Linux Advanced Server should install the upgraded
fileutils packages which contain patches to correct these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2