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Debian: New dspam packages fix information disclosure

Date 21 Feb 2008
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Tobias Gruetzmacher discovered that a Debian-provided CRON script in dspam, a statistical spam filter, included a database password on the command line when using the MySQL backend. This allowed a local attacker to read the contents of the dspam database, such as emails.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1501-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                          Thijs Kinkhorst
February 21, 2008           
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Package        : dspam
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: yes
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-6418
Debian Bug     : 448519

Tobias Gruetzmacher discovered that a Debian-provided CRON script in dspam,
a statistical spam filter, included a database password on the command line
when using the MySQL backend. This allowed a local attacker to read the
contents of the dspam database, such as emails.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
3.6.8-5etch1. Packages for the mipsel architecture will be added as soon
as they become available.

The old stable distribution (sarge) does not contain the dspam package.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.6.8-5.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your dspam 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 4.0 alias etch
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  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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