Debian: 'mutt' buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date02 Jan 2002
    CategoryDebian
    2413
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Joost Pol found a buffer overflow in the address handling code ofmutt (a popular mail user agent). Even though this is a one byteoverflow this is exploitable.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-096-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
    January  2, 2002
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    Package        : mutt
    Problem type   : buffer overflow
    Debian-specific: no
    
    Joost Pol found a buffer overflow in the address handling code of
    mutt (a popular mail user agent). Even though this is a one byte
    overflow this is exploitable.
    
    This has been fixed upstream in version 1.2.5.1 and 1.3.25. The
    relevant patch has been added to version 1.2.5-5 of the Debian
    package.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
    ---------------------------------
    
      Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.
      At this moment packages for sparc are not yet available.
    
      Source archives:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/mutt_1.2.5-5.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: 04f7c13c3bf6a1d4fcb4bf1a594522a1
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/mutt_1.2.5-5.dsc
          MD5 checksum: 0ba73a6dd8029339329c27b56087ebce
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/mutt_1.2.5.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: 0ba5367059abdd55daceb82dce6be42f
    
      Alpha architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/mutt_1.2.5-5_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: b206557565607833551219ff67737cd4
    
      ARM architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/mutt_1.2.5-5_arm.deb
          MD5 checksum: 57c0c2602c3bfde3f459f01515432eac
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/mutt_1.2.5-5_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: d72fa58b0914762674648a68d410b4b9
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/mutt_1.2.5-5_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: 266c451cee06693e7f40917b0465981a
    
      PowerPC architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/mutt_1.2.5-5_powerpc.deb
          MD5 checksum: aec60dae6148ac9da29c111e70ea77b0
    
      These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next
      revision.
    
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .
    
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