Debian: log2mail buffer overflow

    Date01 Nov 2002
    CategoryDebian
    2385
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    There is a buffer overflow in log2mail. A specially crafted (remote) log message could overflow a static buffer, potentially leaving log2mail to execute arbitrary code as root.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 186-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    November 1st, 2002                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : log2mail
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote, local
    Debian-specific: no
    
    Enrico Zini discovered a buffer overflow in log2mail, a daemon for
    watching logfiles and sending lines with matching patterns via mail.
    The log2mail daemon is started upon system boot and runs as root.  A
    specially crafted (remote) log message could overflow a static buffer,
    potentially leaving log2mail to execute arbitrary code as root.
    
    This problem has been fixed in version 0.2.5.1 the current
    stable distribution (woody) and in version  for the unstable
    distribution (sid).  The old stable distribution (potato) is not
    affected since it doesn't contain a log2mail package
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your log2mail package.
    
    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/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      483 8e995f49a3dd170b6c736aec46f9b8ca
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.1.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    28992 c87f9e8dedba478f8df8c7e7284891c3
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    70210 5be1472a8bd242c1fdb2b7847a3e2901
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    31340 fe1d7c47b0059389fa9e0005293c5eee
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    38532 ca7b3f97063ee1de06eb2ec97c3c4f52
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    49148 15761601c3ad47f58bdf033fd68b5b59
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    44656 6e7585d858feaa409f98c24a3f2845dc
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    38626 e7b51b9ccf6a92a9e449f8b6dbaaf948
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    48476 feb5fcd33b64f1dddd05a7a19653629f
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    47776 614f65fe2efa766732f12c7f364751bb
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    36960 cd7dec5cb03828f1b68a061fdae8e3bb
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    37192 6043652b8d87daf781ddb3b6540c591c
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    34836 e3c4cabc3e534c13d3fc8170384d3757
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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