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Debian: New fetchmail packages fix arbitrary code execution

Date 12 Aug 2005
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 774-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
August 12th, 2005             
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Package        : fetchmail
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-2335
CERT advisory  : 
BugTraq ID     : 14349
Debian Bug     : 212762

Edward Shornock discovered a bug in the UIDL handling code of
fetchmail, a common POP3, APOP and IMAP mail fetching utility.  A
malicious POP3 server could exploit this problem and inject arbitrary
code that will be executed on the victim host.  If fetchmail is
running as root, this becomes a root exploit.

the old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 6.2.5-12sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 6.2.5-16.

We recommend that you upgrade your fetchmail 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 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      650 3eb739416b5b7a906b56b3145cf1ba32
      Size/MD5 checksum:   150578 12cdd33c6299e840ffcf3cfa00eb2e0e
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1257376 9956b30139edaa4f5f77c4d0dbd80225

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    42268 593148b798ec57fbca09340ecb139c1e
      Size/MD5 checksum:   101356 c7e81ed2ef2c7375e3afb9d937a1aa91

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   572940 7426819c3db555eb6c1b5bf866b2113d

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   554678 56223b7979f4e4410c05620d153a01ba

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   549146 b8f0493390f4aa713004f913f2696e73

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   548184 4b004ec450045c4d0d4b9fda7d9b04cc

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   597056 5a7e4a0f676edeed83bd3e48d4747b57

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   561656 5ed8c10d345f358e85f58937e7aa79c9

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   537964 8ce1a7e8de2858d8b9166c7166309173

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   556648 ee365e9943ae1646eb6ac051c6645833

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   556388 5f07b01938a6171da1c319006700ec93

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   556168 55c628ab054ef7022c679e15edde8fae

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   554510 5457354b0ee7ed5c735c582408396154

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   549168 db954a1eafe045ff6f2eb4c3c64abf3f

  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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