DSA 1061-1: New popfile packages fix denial of service
Posted on: 05/19/2006 08:52 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1061-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
May 19th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : popfile
Vulnerability : missing input sanitising
Problem-Type : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2006-0876
Debian Bug : 354464

It has been discovered that popfile, a bayesian mail classifier, can
be forced into a crash through malformed character sets within email
messages, which allows denial of service.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain popfile packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.22.2-2sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.22.4-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your popfile 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 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/popfile/popfile_0.22.2-2sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 589 3e810260fb4c4527a1b2b4ed2cb60550
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/popfile/popfile_0.22.2-2sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 13892 412e873bf3ed0031ac6f0d728f428188
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/popfile/popfile_0.22.2.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1494830 05538821f28c3f57d514460effc034ef

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/popfile/popfile_0.22.2-2sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1481360 85f5e08bff66c1830c1d6bd35f34c89b


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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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
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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