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    Debian: New smail packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date 09 May 2005
    Posted By Joe Shakespeare
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 722-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    May 9th, 2005                 
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    Package        : smail
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0892
    Debian Bug     : 301428
    A buffer overflow has been discovered in Smail, an electronic mail
    transport system, which allows remote attackers and local users to
    execute arbitrary code.
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    We recommend that you upgrade your smail 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 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      625 ea1b8e719083ae0ce816ce854c9fad4d
          Size/MD5 checksum:    51389 364ffc0fcdd9a7a94beb06bd3a1abfca
          Size/MD5 checksum:   849729 e7e42019fbaebbcab6ec73d76b662fef
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   610220 63fe9b4c962ccef3dffd799f8d586e7c
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   537306 b1d5d1ac388bc0eecead712a295a5cfd
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   515616 2c7270f410af518faed52ca745328a36
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   698446 3102e74802e5440302ce0ae739f8057a
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   584080 e2611ee5b7bfe3a6ad2d9c92beca0319
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   501518 f02f44efc4d6b724c2ace003200fa27d
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   557824 29937040a42bf5247183fb70f1bf492f
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   558316 9b5684fe178ca5932f8ea36024cf8dea
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   541556 408e6fed7aa9425645a1f9d1c5d13298
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   535298 d7d88d608a1d9a59bccc9d2b1b2059c6
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   558944 9f36b924b5fdf1733fd0b19945302fe6
      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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