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Debian: New emacs21 packages fix arbitrary code execution

Date 17 Feb 2005
Posted By Joe Shakespeare
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 685-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
February 17th, 2005           
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Package        : emacs21
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 21.2-1woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 21.3+1-9.

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:      685 7b2d6f448bda83cde50bfbdac6af3c37
      Size/MD5 checksum:    60779 26c73195d7bc0ec32cb49d1a39c27cd9
      Size/MD5 checksum: 24072376 3ac8d47ce8a61f2e585e6359efc53f07

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  7123990 91e9e9e5d2a36e5e69854c5207f9e03c

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum: 13255430 dcbdbbdc5c2a226034477195f2c91ebf

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum: 12886726 7498feec697be0a9a3dffd0cbec52429

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum: 12847064 98374f09bde9ed2c757d778f30cdee25

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum: 13583480 aae0aa9e6e47818e99a21a11b79bfa5a

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum: 13095946 987acfbbf7cdd80b43c3d73ae9b448b1

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum: 12777404 7d28afe74b5b742647053e5a7078307c

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum: 13076678 0dd0166bf19e0834a25e0da02cac7699

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum: 13032364 1518ecdaa0044ab33719c5cfb732f864

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum: 12929482 b00ec48f6b94043e23ae527316edbb02

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum: 12916492 1275283ccce7678b26914396baa466c1

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum: 12962686 35e755cc4e619b8c200b9d14cffcf300

  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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