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Debian: New emacs20 packages fix arbitrary code execution

Date 07 Feb 2005
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 670-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
February 8th, 2005            
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Package        : emacs20
Vulnerability  : format string
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0100

Max Vozeler discovered several format string vulnerabilities in the
movemail utility of Emacs, the well-known editor.  Via connecting to a
malicious POP server an attacker can execute arbitrary code under the
privileges of group mail.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 20.7-13.3.

The unstable distribution (sid) does not contain an Emacs20 package

We recommend that you upgrade your emacs packages.

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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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      623 a1747d7a2adc0269123d7b9430782f81
      Size/MD5 checksum:    63385 e3762c400bee11fbfdb7aaf520854fa6
      Size/MD5 checksum: 18451553 879d5eaf52f0063a2948a0e1cfc3e886

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  5733996 bde64de09a9b2485b81aaaecd9318d97

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  9299902 3fd599dcf23a59d69aeb30cdfeb0bc1a

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  9053904 225b349728df97f1908966e663c2ce1c

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  8983948 5da8b74b0bbffd9d7ae04e9d3d7ad44b

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  9563936 58ff45962cf2e7f5304b9f10e792c685

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  9226312 94f642cf49a685de3f3ec7b6da9f6121

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  8977188 b6248cb5843a342bd3a6bb0cd60f34dd

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  9218238 44ecc07fa53fabf4b1398e817722573d

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  9178056 68daa071410f9c64294878e04c48383d

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  9095196 e9c2599335c5b96bfd5d831925568d8d

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  9094704 25be346bd91d34abcfe7724e3602c45c

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  9085792 1abfcd061af7cdb4e3cf8cd28b771865

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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