Debian: New sympa packages fix denial of service

    Date01 Jul 2008
    CategoryDebian
    4759
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that sympa, a modern mailing list manager, would crash when processing certain types of malformed messages.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1600-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                               Steve Kemp
    July 01, 2008                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : sympa
    Vulnerability  : dos
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-1648
    Debian Bug     : 475163
    
    It was discovered that sympa, a modern mailing list manager, would
    crash when processing certain types of malformed messages.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
    5.2.3-1.2+etch1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 5.3.4-4.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your sympa 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:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      625 c7e720e56b1c4e9778cea822ed150a19
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    96804 a93d8ec3dcbc0a0aed99e513c5749c0e
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  5102528 355cb9174841205831191c93a83da895
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  3589148 26b92215ed7b17531c3702ff76b30901
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  3591854 531781d522ad5f02e6c5b658883ed37d
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  3590606 dc3437760b7db4761f90e992e3638c52
    
    hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  3591482 5601933860831577cb017cb0aa3b31fe
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  3567454 0c6e3d6046f7d0e9920ed7ce9780b103
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  3571256 c294184494968264ff0857fc2b907711
    
    mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  3584362 1b3371fe22966b198a3c338167e71909
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  3568314 57c566c13cd31f66bbe3652b4c9ea3e7
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  3568574 afab57a71590dcdd685746b6500040b0
    
    sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  3568016 0bf312e31bb5df28404ea40842845caf
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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