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    Debian: New sympa packages fix potential arbitrary code execution

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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 677-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    February 11th, 2005           
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    Package        : sympa
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0073
    Erik Sjölund discovered that a support script of sympa, a mailing list
    manager, is running setuid sympa and vulnerable to a buffer overflow.
    This could potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code under
    the sympa user id.
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.3.3-3woody2.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    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 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      601 757b8a0b0b6dde6e1b4626768e98aaaf
          Size/MD5 checksum:    44518 1bcea87b271163637a68aae20e1e14f9
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1457710 59776560bfb6c124c5a25129127383be
      Architecture independent components:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   349648 0933a74b3e7b529bc3ccfff1e44fd310
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   636122 bcf354d30dd2bda45baeebb512ac84f2
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   634994 3936100bb555bc3f0c67cc4476138d46
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   634982 bb63c09723a848b727d95994d9804ee9
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   637714 2f88784e6c5a9cffdb5a75c56e08ec6d
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   635516 9808c2d9c7e812141c6bb21c63694903
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   635186 0fa581c1fc424991e18079e09dec910d
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   634980 b7cba06ff5e119967c0568392797d78c
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   635016 fbf75e6f39246a03007e0627b35ea8b0
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   634678 061911261f49ddd13918c1af45d2738b
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   635834 f127573347d01e3cd5daedb6235462b5
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   639518 c86008d13499edddeaf9f5f5daf5a667
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
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    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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