BIND/Courier Updates for Debian
Posted on: 11/17/2002 04:05 PM

Two new security updates are available for Debian GNU/Linux

ISS X-Force has discovered several serious vulnerabilities in the Berkeley Internet Name Domain Server (BIND). BIND is the most common implementation of the DNS (Domain Name Service) protocol, which is used on the vast majority of DNS servers on the Internet. DNS is a vital Internet protocol that maintains a database of easy-to-remember domain names (host names) and their corresponding numerical IP addresses.

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A problem in the Courier sqwebmail package, a CGI program to grant authenticated access to local mailboxes, has been discovered. The program did not drop permissions fast enough upon startup under certain circumstances so a local shell user can execute the sqwebmail binary and manage to read an arbitrary file on the local filesystem.

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