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    Debian: New uw-imap packages fix multiple vulnerabilities

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    It was discovered that several buffer overflows can be triggered via a long folder extension argument to the tmail or dmail program. This could lead to arbitrary code execution (CVE-2008-5005).
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1685-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                           Steffen Joeris
    December 12, 2008           
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    Package        : uw-imap
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflows, null pointer dereference
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-5005 CVE-2008-5006
    Two vulnerabilities have been found in uw-imap, an IMAP
    implementation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
    identifies the following problems:
    It was discovered that several buffer overflows can be triggered via a
    long folder extension argument to the tmail or dmail program. This
    could lead to arbitrary code execution (CVE-2008-5005).
    It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference could be triggered by
    a malicious response to the QUIT command leading to a denial of service
    For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2002edebian1-13.1+etch1.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) and the testing distribution
    (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 2007d~dfsg-1.
    We recommend that you upgrade your uw-imap packages.
    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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      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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