Debian: DSA-1981-1: New maildrop packages fix privilege escalation

    Date28 Jan 2010
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Christoph Anton Mitterer discovered that maildrop, a mail delivery agent with filtering abilities, is prone to a privilege escalation issue that grants a user root group privileges.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1981-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Steffen Joeris
    January 28, 2010                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : maildrop
    Vulnerability  : privilege escalation
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : No CVE id yet
    Debian Bug     : 564601
    
    
    Christoph Anton Mitterer discovered that maildrop, a mail delivery agent
    with filtering abilities, is prone to a privilege escalation issue that
    grants a user root group privileges.
    
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.0.4-3+lenny1.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.0.2-11+etch1.
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution
    (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your maildrop packages.
    
    
    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 4.0 alias etch
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    Debian (oldstable)
    - ------------------
    
    Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      736 5d4c1da5e17a5055431958284386d2ae
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  3217622 d799e44aa65027a02343e5e08b97f3a0
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    13865 bbbbb2f714d5aafbca2255ae600ed4d4
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch1_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   396270 721dac0bfe0adfe12821648b114b529b
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch1_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   363334 361b1d09e6029290979f22eef0fdba91
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch1_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   349906 8fee827790bdc6698f3597e12fe52d6f
    
    hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch1_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   388340 08b9be87f2c3cc52c620db2adbfcacef
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch1_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   355822 0a4b406123abee445305109c4915ba23
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch1_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   469936 91586db32dc8713252dd82239ae0eda8
    
    mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch1_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   376078 1ab6b5a13b76f428dac12534de3caa01
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch1_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   361516 932ec47bae8d8e0415cc34b9ef01da38
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch1_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   366974 f39b7f1d816f17060e5b0253426a9438
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
    - --------------------------------
    
    Debian (stable)
    - ---------------
    
    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1137 fc8c7f28371afe62703db1c24103f348
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  3566630 78e6c27afe7eff9e132b8bc20087aae7
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   807697 85669f0b67c38a7e55e3f22e9431ea65
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny1_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   401854 c19dc4ca2946033b4fdeb85fed6d86e1
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny1_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   371578 1a3079eaa90d5665de73671a7f478d2e
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny1_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   350228 2e2614f28b004dbfbc51ed1ab6a90771
    
    armel architecture (ARM EABI)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny1_armel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   347804 66b6ff4506f5376c92bfc9c5e5fc6fd6
    
    hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny1_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   388948 34f00537866981c9613aa7ac4ef16e5f
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny1_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   359326 1e1b2e94312f7074321d5b11dc3524f5
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny1_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   466472 f2e570b2fcd4835f2fe69449aa95e069
    
    mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny1_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   375164 7fd35c034b5008d27cfd2cfedd106e16
    
    mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny1_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   375880 f94835ac5be58099a0b9fa7168dd53d8
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny1_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   380282 a84766802c113e9635589ed9d921a09d
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny1_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   375186 ed49ebd7e0c72e3d602e12b2d24d5464
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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