Debian: sendmail remote exploit

    Date04 Mar 2003
    CategoryDebian
    2178
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A remote vulnerability exists that can result in commands can be executed with administrative privileges.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-257-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
    March  4, 2003
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    Package        : sendmail
    Problem type   : remote exploit
    Debian-specific: no
    
    Mark Dowd of ISS X-Force found a bug in the header parsing routines
    of sendmail: it could overflow a buffer overflow when encountering
    addresses with very long comments. Since sendmail also parses headers 
    when forwarding emails this vulnerability can hit mail-servers which do
    not deliver the email as well.
    
    This has been fixed in upstream release 8.12.8, version 8.12.3-5 of
    the package for Debian GNU/Linux 3.0/woody and version 8.9.3-25 of the
    package for Debian GNU/Linux 2.2/potato.
    
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    Obtaining updates:
    
      By hand:
        wget URL
            will fetch the file for you.
        dpkg -i FILENAME.deb
            will install the fetched file.
    
      With apt:
        deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
            added to /etc/apt/sources.list will provide security updates
    
    Additional information can be found on the Debian security webpages
    at  http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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    Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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      Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc. At
      this moment updates for the m68k architecture are not yet available.
    
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.9.3-25.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   142053 a5172ea9cce863ff7796a0e1573bb361
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.9.3-25.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      651 5c9e20403c26133eb3b7cd3fad80a608
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.9.3.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1068290 efedacfbce84a71d1cfb0e617b84596e
    
      alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.9.3-25_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   989462 5a76b01999d5691e3dfd841f28e76ab1
    
      arm architecture (ARM)
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.9.3-25_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   947790 c0cf8d1e66be69d3525623d126af7c4d
    
      i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.9.3-25_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   931394 b2cd8eb24365b443849ac74bf267a373
    
      powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.9.3-25_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   933404 077353947cd8d31bf9cd7b3fdb037b66
    
      sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.9.3-25_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   945388 2d08ccae7c9afcfa553df345de92f7d2
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      Woody was released for alpha, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel,
      powerpc, s390 and sparc. At this moment updates for the m68k architecture
      are not yet available.
    
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.12.3-5.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   252348 2176de8c6803953544e45be7cb5b9edf
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.12.3-5.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      864 d59c00fa854c4f799a3b80cbc5afb430
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.12.3.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1840401 b198b346b10b3b5afc8cb4e12c07ff4d
    
      Architecture independent packages:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail-doc_8.12.3-5_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   747180 22fd21892f01d09bd0f8dea8b775c9d9
    
      alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.12.3-5_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1218128 58560487fc226a845fd7296660a61cb5
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/libmilter-dev_8.12.3-5_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   267188 a76d0c273d9dd6e5e21036687d08a9dc
    
      hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/libmilter-dev_8.12.3-5_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   261038 641be1e03d7740867a3411169c679df9
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.12.3-5_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1183136 b28aefc29d9d006d2e41b20cabe3a022
    
      i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.12.3-5_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1003544 add112cbca33ed2ef08c71f4310c3b99
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/libmilter-dev_8.12.3-5_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   236700 7fad41d249e34da223ef14a5c8d3d0e5
    
      ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/libmilter-dev_8.12.3-5_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   281374 f212558f7949f510015a6fb98c5f9eba
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.12.3-5_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1481876 f74b5c848aeac0e0eb4e37457107172b
    
      mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/libmilter-dev_8.12.3-5_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   254526 d13a130869dbcfa4d987b712d4d5a5b5
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.12.3-5_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1125168 d9ce244ca31591c3856585f3a18fba8f
    
      mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/libmilter-dev_8.12.3-5_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   254218 8ced0f9f7e5fe6fce92b21d151a74262
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.12.3-5_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1126432 46a7e7aeaf692952d33af1e440f1ca24
    
      powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/libmilter-dev_8.12.3-5_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   256638 1979775c88595b879c51c189cb988bbe
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.12.3-5_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1072842 930eacda0842a5352baaa0777a766c8b
    
      s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/libmilter-dev_8.12.3-5_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   241982 12308ce83066626a829801eacb84b750
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.12.3-5_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1049162 4d236fb632838c25c889060d513aff38
    
      sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/libmilter-dev_8.12.3-5_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   244686 18ab3afa614305c57ee90ca88c653a96
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail/sendmail_8.12.3-5_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1069094 d0d8b236d637c04490fc5355b1a41701
    
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