Debian: UPDATED: IMP SQL injection vulnerability

    Date15 Jan 2003
    CategoryDebian
    2378
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Using carefully crafted URLs a remote attacker is able to inject SQL code into SQL queries without proper user authentication.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 229-2                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    January 15th, 2003                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : imp
    Vulnerability  : SQL injection
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0025
    
    The advisory DSA 229-1 contained a typo in one file which could cause
    certain installations to fail suddenly.
    
    For completeness, here is the original advisory text:
    
      Jouko Pynnonen discovered a probem with IMP, a web based IMAP mail
      program.  Using carefully crafted URLs a remote attacker is able to
      inject SQL code into SQL queries without proper user authentication.
      Even though results of SQL queries aren't directly readable from the
      screen, an attacker might. update his mail signature to contain wanted
      query results and then view it on the preferences page of IMP.
    
      The impact of SQL injection depends heavily on the underlying database
      and its configuration.  If PostgreSQL is used, it's possible to
      execute multiple complete SQL queries separated by semicolons.  The
      database contains session id's so the attacker might hijack sessions
      of people currently logged in and read their mail.  In the worst case,
      if the hordemgr user has the required privilege to use the COPY SQL
      command (found in PostgreSQL at least), a remote user may read or
      write to any file the database user (postgres) can.  The attacker may
      then be able to run arbitrary shell commands by writing them to the
      postgres user's ~/.psqlrc; they'd be run when the user starts the psql
      command which under some configurations happens regularly from a cron
      script.
    
    For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version 2.2.6-5.2.
    
    For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been
    fixed in version 2.2.6-0.potato.5.2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed in
    version 2.2.6-8.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your IMP 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
    ---------------------------------
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/imp/imp_2.2.6-0.potato.5.2.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      557 44d08f19a1448314a6b909d72ccdc573
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/imp/imp_2.2.6-0.potato.5.2.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    66875 c7d2431d975834000d08b86c7fe9df91
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/imp/imp_2.2.6.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   361731 8f7920c8173e1ef2724cb25a311f9ca8
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/imp/imp_2.2.6-0.potato.5.2_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   410804 6aedc56344d1eea874c7ae39f3e536cd
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
    --------------------------------
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/imp/imp_2.2.6-5.2.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      638 d2504b9b549e73c448851d291821a5eb
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/imp/imp_2.2.6-5.2.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    95209 2a18586731f2f3ae03353eb346eed8e4
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/imp/imp_2.2.6.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   361731 8f7920c8173e1ef2724cb25a311f9ca8
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/imp/imp_2.2.6-5.2_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   426822 84d31910cec8dce85e00a89f5961307e
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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    For apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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