New version of sendmail-wide released

    Date13 Dec 1999
    CategoryDebian
    2685
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The version of sendmail-wide that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 has a slight problem in the code to regenerate the aliases database. Sendmail allowed any user to run sendmail with the -bi option to (re)initialize the aliases database. The user could then interrupt sendmail and leave the system with a broken aliases database.
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    Debian Security Advisory                             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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                       Wichert Akkerman
    December  7, 1999
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    The version of sendmail-wide that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux
    2.1 has a slight problem in the code to regenerate the aliases database.
    Sendmail allowed any user to run sendmail with the -bi option to
    (re)initialize the aliases database. The user could then interrupt
    sendmail and leave the system with a broken aliases database.
    
    This has been fixed in version 8.9.3+3.2W-3slink1 by only allowing root
    and trusted users to regenerate the aliases database.
    
    We recommend you upgrade your sendmail package to new version.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
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      This version of Debian was released only for Intel ia32, the Motorola
      680x0, the alpha and the Sun sparc architecture.
    
      Source archives:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/sendmail
    -wide_8.9.3+3.2W-3slink1.diff.gz
          MD5 checksum: 8c34a22aeac39ca896dc6d88526563f8
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/sendmail-
    wide_8.9.3+3.2W-3slink1.dsc
          MD5 checksum: e1ee230d9060a75e0a2ca02b6897f17a
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/sou
    rce/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W.orig.tar.gz
          MD5 checksum: 8927d7e4602ccbb2fd817a288dae5119
    
      Alpha architecture:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
    alpha/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W-3slink1_alpha.deb
          MD5 checksum: 92bbca2bfab5136590bc2cfa2ce5b67c
    
      Intel ia32 architecture:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
    i386/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W-3slink1_i386.deb
          MD5 checksum: 278719bd937146061c13653b87663640
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
    m68k/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W-3slink1_m68k.deb
          MD5 checksum: db94cbe812e5e20a6642695d7d777ccd
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
        http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
    sparc/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W-3slink1_sparc.deb
          MD5 checksum: facfde05b670573be7828e51e8e273ea
    
      These files will be moved into
      ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.
    
    
    For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
    directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .
    
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