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    Debian: New postfix-policyd packages fix arbitrary code execution

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    It was discovered that postfix-policyd, an anti-spam plugin for postfix, didn't correctly bounds-test incoming SMTP commands potentially allowing the remote exploitation of arbitrary code.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1361                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                               Steve Kemp
    August 29th, 2007                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : postfix-policyd
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-3791
    Debian Bug     : 435735
    
    
    It was discovered that postfix-policyd, an anti-spam plugin for postfix,
    didn't correctly bounds-test incoming SMTP commands potentially allowing
    the remote exploitation of arbitrary code.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
    1.80-2.1etch1.
    
    For the old stable distribution (sarge), this package was not present.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem was fixed in version
    1.80-2.2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your postfix-policyd 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 4.0 alias etch
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    Source archives:
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    11391 3b110e0653af37a0367abac9a2cc303b
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      661 1da40619537632f9986db4da5ec1f1bf
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    67138 3d6caea3c5ef4a1b97816180a21a94f3
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    77270 07b5622f7801eb74ec409337f49581b9
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    74814 4aae549d216b8653e0817ed7368ed70a
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    74760 0eee0050d13f6aa3a41a52764fca3bce
    
    hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    76708 52fad04d43236faf0617d1585bff6632
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    69196 be22b73cc4c4d9d050ba55170f161dc5
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    90026 9b788319cb954d7cf687c3eb0b410eef
    
    mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    75046 26f79e015c2d4df43d0fe96e9a128416
    
    mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    75056 ec377db9df88eb197355451879f1c28b
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    72406 53f9a23da464947ccd421ae5e1af99a8
    
    sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    71428 548b97ce3a610f011f4e4c48d4f48dd0
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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