Debian: New emacs21 packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date17 Feb 2005
    CategoryDebian
    6421
    Posted ByJoe 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.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    February 17th, 2005                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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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
    - --------------------
    
    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:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      685 7b2d6f448bda83cde50bfbdac6af3c37
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    60779 26c73195d7bc0ec32cb49d1a39c27cd9
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum: 24072376 3ac8d47ce8a61f2e585e6359efc53f07
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21-el_21.2-1woody3_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  7123990 91e9e9e5d2a36e5e69854c5207f9e03c
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 13255430 dcbdbbdc5c2a226034477195f2c91ebf
    
      ARM architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 12886726 7498feec697be0a9a3dffd0cbec52429
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 12847064 98374f09bde9ed2c757d778f30cdee25
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 13583480 aae0aa9e6e47818e99a21a11b79bfa5a
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 13095946 987acfbbf7cdd80b43c3d73ae9b448b1
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 12777404 7d28afe74b5b742647053e5a7078307c
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 13076678 0dd0166bf19e0834a25e0da02cac7699
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 13032364 1518ecdaa0044ab33719c5cfb732f864
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 12929482 b00ec48f6b94043e23ae527316edbb02
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 12916492 1275283ccce7678b26914396baa466c1
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum: 12962686 35e755cc4e619b8c200b9d14cffcf300
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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