SuSE 6.x: qpop vulnerability

    Date09 Jun 2000
    CategorySuSE
    2260
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The qpop 2.53 does not check the mail header for invalid input.
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                            SuSE Security Announcement
    
            Package:  pop <= 2000.3.4
            Date:     Thu Jun 08 09:27:54 MEST 2000
    
            Affected SuSE versions: 6.1-6.4
            Vulnerability Type:     remote compromise
            SuSE default package:   no
            Other affected systems: all unix systems using this package
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    A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above.
    Please update it as soon as possible or disable the service if you are using
    this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s).
    
    Other Linux distributions or operating systems might be affected as
    well, please contact your vendor for information about this issue.
    
    Please note that we provide this information on an "as-is" basis only.
    There is no warranty whatsoever and no liability for any direct, indirect or
    incidental damage arising from this information or the installation of
    the update package.
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    
    1. Problem Description
    
      The qpop 2.53 does not check the mail header for invalid input.
    
    2. Impact
    
      An attacker could send a mail with a malicously formated mail header
      to a person, that reveives it's mail via qpop 2.53, to execute code
      with the privileges of user 'mail' at the qpop server.
    
    3. Solution
    
      Update the package from our FTP server.
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    Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates before installing:
    (For SuSE 6.0, please use the 6.1 updates)
    
    AXP:
    875ffbab8a189ac3360ab663164fabeb  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.3/n1/pop-2000.6.7-0.alpha.rpm
    a79256e0063e04172372d5bea0131404  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.3/zq1/pop-2000.6.7-0.src.rpm
    a25cc9e62c856cd73ffe5ec87a510b8b  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.4/n1/pop-2000.6.7-0.alpha.rpm
    dc7a8b68927ce5d4e292d73389f593b5  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.4/zq1/pop-2000.6.7-0.src.rpm
    
    i386:
    e8e3d308985ec977ea5e719b32c28395  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.2/n1/pop-2000.6.8-0.i386.rpm
    5f06d781dea6dc755b34f1079792cd94  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.2/zq1/pop-2000.6.8-0.src.rpm
    5194b24e2e65e0134c379fec72f5a8f2  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.3/n1/pop-2000.6.7-0.i386.rpm
    8b1290376314f54274a7d78f28e128f2  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.3/zq1/pop-2000.6.7-0.src.rpm
    62ec77feca587ff202a5f8b49f854576  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.4/n1/pop-2000.6.7-0.i386.rpm
    e15efcd8c79728222628b3f2ac4cfd6a  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.4/zq1/pop-2000.6.7-0.src.rpm
    
    PPC:
    7284e772d644288e65d7ea1baa81e55e  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/6.3/n1/pop-2000.6.7-0.ppc.rpm
    309dc39b97a1aa0c95bbdd93d965db55  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/6.3/zq1/pop-2000.6.7-0.src.rpm
    294182bbdabb63a11807387292419ac0  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/6.4/n1/pop-2000.6.7-0.ppc.rpm
    09bf4786a163c044d4ab3d614e9783f6  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/6.4/zq1/pop-2000.6.7-0.src.rpm
    
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    
    You can find updates on our ftp-Server:
    
      ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update for Intel processors
      ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update  for Alpha processors
    
    or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:
      http://www.suse.de/ftp.html
      http://www.suse.com/ftp_new.html
    
    Our webpage for patches:
      http://www.suse.de/patches/index.html
    
    Our webpage for security announcements:
      http://www.suse.de/security
    
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