Debian: mailreader Directory traversal vulnerability

    Date23 Jul 2004
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A directory traversal vulnerability was discovered in mailreader whereby remote attackers could view arbitrary files with the privileges of the nph-mr.cgi process (by default, www-data)
    
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 534-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
    July 22nd, 2004                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mailreader
    Vulnerability  : directory traversal
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2002-1581
    
    A directory traversal vulnerability was discovered in mailreader
    whereby remote attackers could view arbitrary files with the
    privileges of the nph-mr.cgi process (by default, www-data) via
    relative paths and a null byte in the configLanguage parameter.
    
    For the current stable distribution (woody), this problem has been
    fixed in version 2.3.29-5woody1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you update your mailreader 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:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailreader/mailreader_2.3.29-5woody1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      623 40827025821290e7130571a78fd0b06d
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailreader/mailreader_2.3.29-5woody1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    39678 b172e5b8957ee2f6b44122e0d3c99e06
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailreader/mailreader_2.3.29.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   307934 8e2687227ac737f244994e19ca3ba575
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailreader/mailreader_2.3.29-5woody1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   362912 d3708d9d7ecc4064797f12cbe7d8489e
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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    For apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/
    
    
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