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Debian: mailx local exploit

Date 05 Jun 2000
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
The version of mailx distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1, the frozen (potato) and unstable (woody) distributions is vulnerable to a local buffer overflow.
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Debian Security Advisory                                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                            Daniel Jacobowitz
June  5, 2000
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Package: mailx
Vulnerability: local exploit
Debian-specific: no

The version of mailx distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 (a.k.a. slink), as
well as in the frozen (potato) and unstable (woody) distributions is
vulnerable to a local buffer overflow while sending messages.  This could be
exploited to give a shell running with group "mail".

This has been fixed in version 8.1.1-10.1, and we recommend that you update
your mailx package immediately.


Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
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  This version of Debian was released only for Intel ia32, the Motorola
  680x0, the Alpha, and the Sun Sparc architecture.

  Source archives:
    https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 13866649fb581d9ca53e2e8c6bb70733
    https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 87d8fd019a35aba4041ba12cbde64ee6
    https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/mailx_8.1.1.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: c779002cb043b57fd5198ec2032cacb0

  Alpha architecture:
    https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-alpha/mailx_8.1.1-10.1_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: 6da920f8c1d5a4924e88982923cfe5bb

  Intel ia32 architecture:
    https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-i386/mailx_8.1.1-10.1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: f2b17ff796cc5209700f5d58803d9c77

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-m68k/mailx_8.1.1-10.1_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 908eece4836b1f021d6f29abdd8360a5

  Sun Sparc architecture:
    https://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-sparc/mailx_8.1.1-10.1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: e38842ada3f9eac9dd5b1ec836f0ea63

Debian 2.2 alias potato
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  This version of Debian is not yet released.  Fixes are currently available
  for Intel ia32, the Motorola 680x0, the Alpha, and the Sun Sparc
  architecture.  Fixes for other architectures will be available soon.

  Source archives:
    https://security.debian.org/dists/potato/main/updates/source/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 13866649fb581d9ca53e2e8c6bb70733
    https://security.debian.org/dists/potato/main/updates/source/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 87d8fd019a35aba4041ba12cbde64ee6
    https://security.debian.org/dists/potato/main/updates/source/mailx_8.1.1.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: c779002cb043b57fd5198ec2032cacb0

  Alpha architecture:
    https://security.debian.org/dists/potato/main/updates/binary-alpha/mailx_8.1.1-10.1_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: 6da920f8c1d5a4924e88982923cfe5bb

  Intel ia32 architecture:
    https://security.debian.org/dists/potato/main/updates/binary-i386/mailx_8.1.1-10.1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: f2b17ff796cc5209700f5d58803d9c77

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    https://security.debian.org/dists/potato/main/updates/binary-m68k/mailx_8.1.1-10.1_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 908eece4836b1f021d6f29abdd8360a5

  Sun Sparc architecture:
    https://security.debian.org/dists/potato/main/updates/binary-sparc/mailx_8.1.1-10.1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: e38842ada3f9eac9dd5b1ec836f0ea63

Debian Unstable alias woody
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  A fix will be available in the unstable archive soon.

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