Debian: sendmail-wide buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date18 Apr 2003
    CategoryDebian
    2025
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    There is a buffer overflow, triggered by a char to int conversion, in the address parsing code in sendmail.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 290-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    April 17th, 2003                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : sendmail-wide
    Vulnerability  : char-to-int conversion
    Problem-Type   : local, maybe remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0161
    CERT advisories: VU#897604 CA-2003-12
    
    Michal Zalewski discovered a buffer overflow, triggered by a char to
    int conversion, in the address parsing code in sendmail, a widely used
    powerful, efficient, and scalable mail transport agent.  This problem
    is potentially remotely exploitable.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 8.12.3+3.5Wbeta-5.4
    
    For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been
    fixed in version 8.9.3+3.2W-25
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been
    fixed in version 8.12.9+3.5Wbeta-1
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your sendmail-wide packages.
    
    
    Upgrade Instructions
    - --------------------
    
    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 2.2 alias potato
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W-25.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      541 17dd53835e894bc4213d2555384aff75
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W-25.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1273704 63cd21c58e45810b21601025c164a85e
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W-25_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   302722 8b36867359dd0267d8664b290899ec6b
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W-25_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   217690 f98998b9467ce368b11a862dbe5d4e82
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W-25_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   202538 e56cc6579ae7da5693047a7e9ceec33e
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W-25_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   242694 33217654adca1e26bf9e27b4fb96050e
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W-25_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   236530 32fabe460c63c6fd343d4741104a73f3
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.12.3+3.5Wbeta-5.4.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      738 26af096d7a10d63aec72a0b38982973d
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.12.3+3.5Wbeta-5.4.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   326292 b98e1e9bb74233e1842a0562912b748d
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.12.3+3.5Wbeta.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1870451 4c7036e8042bae10a90da4a84a717963
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.12.3+3.5Wbeta-5.4_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   440622 d2800104eff39be1a94b94d049e77fc1
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.12.3+3.5Wbeta-5.4_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   369412 d63f3107518282fc892835c5251afdcd
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.12.3+3.5Wbeta-5.4_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   328794 139dcce3e908b45be6ecd74531279184
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.12.3+3.5Wbeta-5.4_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   574908 7ebf517265802b0abaf41d3eeca27b6d
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.12.3+3.5Wbeta-5.4_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   413604 9f353dbc5f1c3eca9e34da0e34f227c5
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.12.3+3.5Wbeta-5.4_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   300726 6b9f6f9c143f2ae0d5e3b95c9e74d90e
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.12.3+3.5Wbeta-5.4_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   378324 22c8467712e9da461043110a86c23dcc
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.12.3+3.5Wbeta-5.4_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   380264 ae297336eb7a608f4cdacb3b5cdbf4aa
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.12.3+3.5Wbeta-5.4_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   362854 522d8c46a0e8e6b6c143e6e7eac502e6
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.12.3+3.5Wbeta-5.4_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   354776 62f538f78d8d17519c74064473cad1c2
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sendmail-wide/sendmail-wide_8.12.3+3.5Wbeta-5.4_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   355964 01de0e06a7bc0fde26b08b7d84e53246
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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