Debian: log2mail Format string vulnerability

    Date08 Jun 2004
    CategoryDebian
    2166
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Exploit could cause arbitrary code to be executed with the privileges of the log2mail process.
    
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 513-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    June 3rd, 2004                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : log2mail
    Vulnerability  : format string
    Problem-Type   : local/remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2004-0450
    
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. discovered a format string vulnerability in
    log2mail, whereby a user able to log a specially crafted message to a
    logfile monitored by log2mail (for example, via syslog) could cause
    arbitrary code to be executed with the privileges of the log2mail
    process.  By default, this process runs as user 'log2mail', which is a
    member of group 'adm' (which has access to read system logfiles).
    
    CAN-2004-0450: log2mail format string vulnerability via syslog(3) in
    printlog()
    
    For the current stable distribution (woody), this problem has been
    fixed in version 0.2.5.2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you update your log2mail 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/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      483 2a1a8392e2e4ef146ad437e8d0abfd3b
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    29532 a593de7eb31e492bcaec9f2cbf0d8c8a
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    70318 a09d0a7d8585c1c4845e5fe479e7d94f
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    31408 92dea5294c75b0b3befc50584de55b3a
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    38750 1ac164fad7f976532b264a9ff5ea4ced
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    49242 5704ea6ac083a7f7800b2ac2df8d31db
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    44726 9946fba7d6e7d1590073413e282e5aa0
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    38700 e6ca7eefcb0adca40309075c14970877
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    48576 a2a96b0be1b4a8bc83a17db7fa2a51a1
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    47872 bcff2fb39c25c51270e0330fdafa5b87
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    37056 2b8f844e4abf80505823c24dd1f0a7d8
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    37280 86d660937516c317493412ba005ea2fb
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    34914 8ba63250986eb25923bcf1229f18bfe7
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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