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    Debian: emil Multiple vulnerabilities

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    Ulf Harnhammar discovered a number of vulnerabilities in emil, both various buffer overflows and format string bugs.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 468-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Matt Zimmerman
    March 24th, 2004               
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    Package        : emil
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem-Type   : local/remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2004-0152 CAN-2004-0153
    Ulf Harnhammar discovered a number of vulnerabilities in emil, a
    filter for converting Internet mail messages.  The vulnerabilities
    fall into two categories:
     - CAN-2004-0152 - Buffer overflows in (1) the encode_mime function,
       (2) the encode_uuencode function, (3) the decode_uuencode
       function.  These bugs could allow a carefully crafted email message
       to cause the execution of arbitrary code supplied with the message
       when it is acted upon by emil.
     - CAN-2004-0153 - Format string bugs in statements which print
       various error messages.  The exploit potential of these bugs has
       not been established, and is probably configuration-dependent.
    For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.1.0-beta9-11woody1.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon.
    We recommend that you update your emil 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
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      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      602 1b5b16236b90e3b5c5dd1362e2a774db
          Size/MD5 checksum:    12492 dcfdd2e61e53595b5e7547725deb90ab
          Size/MD5 checksum:   214318 c9f6db6e90b5a6feb2d95cf71302aac8
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   139162 bef107a1a689d376da590dd63c85855d
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   123982 a9be874dc7313689fd3c4983a88274f5
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   120678 979224cbb3c7eedb244ff0c32c2fcf5a
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   159672 727994fa7ca7c1f29bda179aa6c4caf1
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   130684 d8ee92a6c252cf697d855272461601df
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   117510 946d04b64b429f4effdc8b4fa0333959
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   130778 56c11718bfbab733906e1625a9cb1612
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   130640 e295c6fbc486e1434e550481e6a4c312
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   127604 edd93d91f860b68ed5fb54feca725af2
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   122696 5e3cdae4d6e3a586ec76d5e72db2e747
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   127246 d76935af3c31b1b7d8f3915d51c825c6
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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