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Package name licq
Date March 23rd, 2001
Advisory ID MDKSA-2001:032-1
Affected versions 7.2
Synopsis Updated licq packages provide proper compatability with qt2

Problem Description

Versions of Licq prior to 1.0.3 have a vulnerability involving the way
Licq parses received URLs. The received URLs are passed to the web
browser without any sanity checking by using the system() function.
Because of the lack of checks on the URL, remote attackers can pipe
other commands with the sent URLs causing the client to unwillingly
execute arbitrary commands. The URL parsing code has been fixed in
the most recent 1.0.3 version.

Users of Linux-Mandrake 7.1 and Corporate Server 1.0.1 will have to
manually remove the licq-data package by using "rpm -e licq-data" prior
to upgrading.


The Licq update for Linux-Mandrake 7.2 was built against the qt2
libraries available in MandrakeFreq. As such, the previously released
Licq packages will be made available in MandrakeFreq and users of
Linux-Mandrake 7.2 without MandrakeFreq or the "unsupported" updates
applied should use these new packages.

Updated Packages

Mandrakelinux 7.2

 fe66ebd7210b2ee8a5474640e98caef7  7.2/RPMS/licq-1.0.3-2.3mdk.i586.rpm
34a0a105bbfea233f3af7ca041ac7344  7.2/RPMS/licq-autoreply-1.0.3-2.3mdk.i586.rpm
97b844e166830647df7263c904e3e22b  7.2/RPMS/licq-console-1.0.3-2.3mdk.i586.rpm
69599cbd57b69d962ea3d01d8f599796  7.2/RPMS/licq-devel-1.0.3-2.3mdk.i586.rpm
3593d53adb66ccdfe4deed0d78f5d465  7.2/RPMS/licq-forwarder-1.0.3-2.3mdk.i586.rpm
388637f969eefc830f5d294ebd853e46  7.2/RPMS/licq-rms-1.0.3-2.3mdk.i586.rpm
930744f996467b20e253ab33a401ac4b  7.2/RPMS/licq-update-hosts-1.0.3-2.3mdk.i586.rpm
ae4fbacd9312202e451fd16d86f4cc22  7.2/SRPMS/licq-1.0.3-2.3mdk.src.rpm


To upgrade automatically, use MandrivaUpdate.


Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the command :

                rpm --checksig package.rpm

You can get the GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team to verify the GPG signature of each RPM.

If you use MandrivaUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG signature is performed automatically for you.