Debian: libmailtools-perl Local input validation vulnerability

    Date19 Sep 2003
    CategoryDebian
    1754
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Mail::Mailer module, a Perl module used for sending email, wherebypotentially untrusted input is passed to a program such as mailx,which may interpret certain escape sequences as commands to beexecuted.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 386-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    September 18th, 2003                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libmailtools-perl
    Vulnerability  : input validation
    Problem-Type   : local, remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2002-1271
    
    The SuSE security team discovered during an audit that the
    Mail::Mailer module, a Perl module used for sending email, whereby
    potentially untrusted input is passed to a program such as mailx,
    which may interpret certain escape sequences as commands to be
    executed.
    
    This bug has been fixed by removing support for programs such as mailx
    as a transport for sending mail.  Instead, alternative mechanisms are
    used.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.44-1woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you update your libmailtools-perl 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:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libm/libmailtools-perl/libmailtools-perl_1.44-1woody2.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      678 ab509c1bbeae26c200d1fec924dde579
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libm/libmailtools-perl/libmailtools-perl_1.44-1woody2.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     4302 6ceda7fb60d34166280705507de7c4d7
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libm/libmailtools-perl/libmailtools-perl_1.44.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    41496 4e00dbd04db2dc4a6fdfce6f848be158
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libm/libmailtools-perl/libmailtools-perl_1.44-1woody2_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    77952 bf650f36e83e287f4003386ed5ee62e6
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/libm/libmailtools-perl/mailtools_1.44-1woody2_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:     9980 cc6be5da5273b3f8efd4266163fe83f1
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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