AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
                       ESB-1999.102 -- RHSA-1999:023-01
                 Potential security problem in gnumeric 0.23
                                27 July 1999


Red Hat Software, Inc. has released the following advisory concerning a
potential security problem in the gnumeric spreadsheet package shipped
with Red Hat Linux 6.0.

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		   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:		Potential security problem in gnumeric 0.23
Advisory ID:		RHSA-1999:023-01
Issue date:		1999-07-23
Keywords:		gnumeric security
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1. Topic:

A potential security problem has been fixed in the gnumeric spreadsheet

2. Bug IDs fixed:

3. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 6.0, all architectures

4. Obsoleted by:

5. Conflicts with:

6. RPMs required:

Intel: ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.0/i386


Alpha: ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.0/alpha


Sparc: ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.0/sparc


7. Problem description:

At the request of the gnumeric maintainer a new version is being released by
Red Hat which addresses potential security issues with the version of
gnumeric shipped in Red Hat Linux 6.0.

8. Solution:

Upgrade to the latest version listed above.

9. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name
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41d67505f1c53ce16ea66cec874deb87  gnumeric-0.27-1.i386.rpm
89451cf299e475197350ef0367edda63  gnumeric-0.27-1.alpha.rpm
c35d7f9a29fd9421ef4d5b1ac44d6b8e  gnumeric-0.27-1.sparc.rpm
b28c5742c32c3d69b8e6713bb7c6f789  gnumeric-0.27-1.src.rpm

These packages are also PGP signed by Red Hat Inc. for security. Our
key is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig  <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:

rpm --checksig --nopgp <filename>

10. References:

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