Debian: mailx local exploit

    Date05 Jun 2000
    CategoryDebian
    2437
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity 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.
    http://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:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: 13866649fb581d9ca53e2e8c6bb70733
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.dsc
          MD5 checksum: 87d8fd019a35aba4041ba12cbde64ee6
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/mailx_8.1.1.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: c779002cb043b57fd5198ec2032cacb0
    
      Alpha architecture:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-alpha/mailx_8.1.1-10.1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 6da920f8c1d5a4924e88982923cfe5bb
    
      Intel ia32 architecture:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-i386/mailx_8.1.1-10.1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: f2b17ff796cc5209700f5d58803d9c77
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-m68k/mailx_8.1.1-10.1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 908eece4836b1f021d6f29abdd8360a5
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
        http://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:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/main/updates/source/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: 13866649fb581d9ca53e2e8c6bb70733
        http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/main/updates/source/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.dsc
          MD5 checksum: 87d8fd019a35aba4041ba12cbde64ee6
        http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/main/updates/source/mailx_8.1.1.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: c779002cb043b57fd5198ec2032cacb0
    
      Alpha architecture:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/main/updates/binary-alpha/mailx_8.1.1-10.1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 6da920f8c1d5a4924e88982923cfe5bb
    
      Intel ia32 architecture:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/main/updates/binary-i386/mailx_8.1.1-10.1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: f2b17ff796cc5209700f5d58803d9c77
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/main/updates/binary-m68k/mailx_8.1.1-10.1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 908eece4836b1f021d6f29abdd8360a5
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
        http://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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    For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates
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