Debian: mutt buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date 26 Mar 2003
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Core Security Technologies discovered a buffer overflow in the IMAP code of Mutt.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 268-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    March 25th, 2003               
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    Package        : mutt
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    Bugtraq ID     : 7120
    CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0140
    Core Security Technologies discovered a buffer overflow in the IMAP
    code of Mutt, a text-oriented mail reader supporting IMAP, MIME, GPG,
    PGP and threading.  This problem allows a remote malicious IMAP server
    to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary
    code via a specially crafted mail folder.
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.3.28-2.1.
    The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by this problem.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.5.4-1.
    We recommend that you upgrade your mutt 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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      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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