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    Debian: 'fetchmail' buffer overflow vulnerability

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    Wolfram Kleff found a problem in fetchmail: it would crash whenprocessing emails with extremely long headers. The problem wasa buffer overflow in the header parser which could be exploited.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-060-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    https://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
    June 16, 2001
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    Package        : fetchmail
    Problem type   : buffer overflow
    Debian-specific: no
    
    Wolfram Kleff found a problem in fetchmail: it would crash when
    processing emails with extremely long headers. The problem was
    a buffer overflow in the header parser which could be exploited.
    
    This has been fixed in version 5.3.3-1.3, and we recommend that
    you upgrade your fetchmail package immediately.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
    ---------------------------------
    
      Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.
    
      Source archives:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/fetchmail_5.3.3-1.2.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: fbf35f3be1f9d8bee5d08a4a9e4d1a23
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/fetchmail_5.3.3-1.2.dsc
          MD5 checksum: b2d5b8e11f7943a167dddbb4b1a0ad1b
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/fetchmail_5.3.3.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: d2cffc4594ec2d36db6681b800f25e2a
    
      Architecture independent archives:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-all/fetchmailconf_5.3.3-1.2_all.deb
          MD5 checksum: 7501327bf217b36540a0b6288362d40a
    
      Alpha architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/fetchmail_5.3.3-1.2_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 9176d223e830d64f648c8374aec45e73
    
      ARM architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/fetchmail_5.3.3-1.2_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: ca4c1e5e8aba63badb08e26459608f1a
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/fetchmail_5.3.3-1.2_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: d985cf57911ad2b891ed6c92c50de317
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/fetchmail_5.3.3-1.2_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 3921efe505b3eb72a1cff41a11da2d5c
    
      PowerPC architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/fetchmail_5.3.3-1.2_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: d7828e3c6ce890e86fb65316e4b78768
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
         https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/fetchmail_5.3.3-1.2_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: baf11fea7d050cbb5d9f00f95a16e0f7
    
      These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next
      revision.
    
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .
    
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    apt-get: deb  https://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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