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Debian: New mutt packages fix arbitrary code execution

Date 10 Jul 2006
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1108-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
Jul 11th, 2006                
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Package        : mutt
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-3242
Debian Bug     : 375828

It was discovered that the mutt mail reader performs insufficient
validation of values returned from an IMAP server, which might overflow
a buffer and potentially lead to the injection of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.9-2sarge2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.11+cvs20060403-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your mutt 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:      775 6dded70d1b853282f90168f83a3da833
      Size/MD5 checksum:    94233 7c72a620b8772515556b986bfb93b0fb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  3033253 587dd1d8f44361b73b82ef64eb30c3a0

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1530480 f93c6b6e3d599a00d8927cc67c1ce691

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1442518 aeb593803115ca292f2112fbf44106fc

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1420526 569e402f7715c2116d0445dedd8a419f

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1416838 e38785e2498fca52d8a7bbefae26fa94

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1626542 2aa9e0061439f25598ce205ef680acc1

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1467244 5731fe300b59d268423108e5073c29ac

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1370346 a9acf01e90144e69d06f5ab94984e3fa

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1474126 ed6c9bd33b9f3173dac03c9bc8da120a

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1472642 b1693682bf38da32054e638c37b6ab56

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1446202 6226966d71933436a2909dfc9a9c57a8

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1444064 50bcd604cf4ebe69d4bd4e11c44cdb88

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1417006 056963151226667c293f13c4b8a2db88

  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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