Debian: UPDATED: mutt buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date07 Apr 2003
    CategoryDebian
    2440
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Byrial Jensen discovered a couple of off-by-one buffer overflow in the IMAP code of Mutt, a text-oriented mail reader supporting IMAP, MIME, GPG, PGP and threading.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 274-2                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    April 7th, 2003                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : mutt
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0167
    
    Byrial Jensen discovered a couple of off-by-one buffer overflow in the
    IMAP code of Mutt, a text-oriented mail reader supporting IMAP, MIME,
    GPG, PGP and threading.  This problem could potentially allow a remote
    malicious IMAP server to cause a denial of service (crash) and
    possibly execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted mail folder.
    
    This advisory only covers the old stable distribution (potato) since
    DSA 274-1 already fixed the stable distribution (woody).  For the old
    stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed in version
    1.2.5-5.2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your mutt 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 2.2 alias potato
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5-5.2.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      590 8fb484ef4a54ae0b806136fd0c241a0b
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5-5.2.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    21591 c9efb077c78cfd7b8239cc96cf3ad8fd
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1973923 0ba5367059abdd55daceb82dce6be42f
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5-5.2_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1130904 efa96771fd9e4d8c831b360e931e36f3
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5-5.2_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1044368 dc804baf176435e04ae30ea742777aeb
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5-5.2_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1018660 4649d3d1b48600caacf6a4ca93f12408
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5-5.2_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1001078 215b72365791489d99907b4bca2a9a7b
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5-5.2_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1050530 e3699e0ea5aa6f802825528929f5a529
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5-5.2_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1047240 547236f863d5094f95f36d4ea6f4accc
    
    
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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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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/
    
    
    
    
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