Debian: autorespond Buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date16 Aug 2003
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    This vulnerability could potentiallybe exploited by a remote attacker to gain the privileges of a user whohas configured qmail to forward messages to autorespond.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 373-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Matt Zimmerman
    August 16th, 2003              
    Package        : autorespond
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0654
    Christian Jaeger discovered a buffer overflow in autorespond, an email
    autoresponder used with qmail.  This vulnerability could potentially
    be exploited by a remote attacker to gain the privileges of a user who
    has configured qmail to forward messages to autorespond.  This
    vulnerability is currently not believed to be exploitable due to
    incidental limits on the length of the problematic input, but there
    may be situations in which these limits do not apply.
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.0.2-2woody1.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    We recommend that you update your autorespond package.
    Upgrade Instructions
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      584 d03eea2873909e5eac15989c2c441680
          Size/MD5 checksum:     3247 0cdaa54cd1dc0431d87cce6df8926a81
          Size/MD5 checksum:     7300 aa81f2c02b36ccd3ce58c60f0f89683e
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    10230 5e0e59c69c512391e735e517769b1285
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:     8976 e8a488cf0196a1f21ceb5432852287ab
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:     9266 d5bbd4d908a48b15257d519810021979
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    12186 4063758c3d51b4a3231cb0e315111000
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:     9724 74cb835115b25c77881cff95e18362e3
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:     9046 153a7e36e4c7c9aaea59127f0d2f8291
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:     9332 7f992e0f0b94bdfd63b0ceb3d9376653
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:     9328 5cf27bfc3b68e06384cc6766657080fc
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:     9178 624e5a24f536d5e22a7411c84b1ae704
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:     9594 514fd6de0dfdfe9aee6b90971c027a37
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    11628 ae43ac7ee5308ee5b491329c81365075
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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