Debian: balsa off-by-one vulnerabilities

    Date06 May 2003
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Byrial Jensen discovered a couple of off-by-one buffer overflow in the IMAP code of Mutt.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 300-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    May 6th, 2003                  
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    Package        : balsa
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0167
    Byrial Jensen discovered a couple of off-by-one buffer overflow in the
    IMAP code of Mutt, a text-oriented mail reader supporting IMAP, MIME,
    GPG, PGP and threading.  This code is imported in the Balsa package.
    This problem could potentially allow a remote malicious IMAP server to
    cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code
    via a specially crafted mail folder.
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2.4-2.2.
    The old stable distribution (potato) does not seem to be affected by
    this problem.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    We recommend that you upgrade your balsa package.
    Upgrade Instructions
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    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
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      Source archives:
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      Alpha architecture:
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      ARM architecture:
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      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   685200 5c59b2b846383a2df303b95363c92258
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   909148 16fee79e2b9bd88a7e640caec331a80c
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   763024 1d0a4edd79d2dcc1c9aa219f62648c39
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   666182 627e92b40f86c46b19781633d7b8cb41
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   719484 ee2414ea4f1e670f743a97418bcfd728
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   711736 984658af1b6317e6b22d780f34e6faf8
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   707476 034e2676655ec263069253ed3ab19c48
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   700180 8cfd5d74cfae74175b6b05c1937ba29a
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   702718 a0b50b9c59c1268c1bc7a6f8d3fdea92
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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