Debian: New popfile packages fix denial of service

    Date19 May 2006
    CategoryDebian
    4422
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 1061-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
    May 19th, 2006                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : popfile
    Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
    Problem-Type   : local(remote)
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2006-0876
    Debian Bug     : 354464
    
    It has been discovered that popfile, a bayesian mail classifier, can
    be forced into a crash through malformed character sets within email
    messages, which allows denial of service.
    
    The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain popfile packages.
    
    For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.22.2-2sarge1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.22.4-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your popfile 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:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/popfile/popfile_0.22.2-2sarge1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      589 3e810260fb4c4527a1b2b4ed2cb60550
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/popfile/popfile_0.22.2-2sarge1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    13892 412e873bf3ed0031ac6f0d728f428188
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/popfile/popfile_0.22.2.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1494830 05538821f28c3f57d514460effc034ef
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/popfile/popfile_0.22.2-2sarge1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1481360 85f5e08bff66c1830c1d6bd35f34c89b
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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