DSA 1108-1: New mutt packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 07/10/2006 11:22 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 1108-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
Jul 11th, 2006 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : mutt
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2006-3242
Debian Bug : 375828

It was discovered that the mutt mail reader performs insufficient
validation of values returned from an IMAP server, which might overflow
a buffer and potentially lead to the injection of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.9-2sarge2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.11+cvs20060403-2.

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 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2sarge2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 775 6dded70d1b853282f90168f83a3da833
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2sarge2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 94233 7c72a620b8772515556b986bfb93b0fb
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 3033253 587dd1d8f44361b73b82ef64eb30c3a0

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2sarge2_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1530480 f93c6b6e3d599a00d8927cc67c1ce691

AMD64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2sarge2_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1442518 aeb593803115ca292f2112fbf44106fc

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2sarge2_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1420526 569e402f7715c2116d0445dedd8a419f

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2sarge2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1416838 e38785e2498fca52d8a7bbefae26fa94

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2sarge2_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1626542 2aa9e0061439f25598ce205ef680acc1

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2sarge2_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1467244 5731fe300b59d268423108e5073c29ac

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2sarge2_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1370346 a9acf01e90144e69d06f5ab94984e3fa

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2sarge2_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1474126 ed6c9bd33b9f3173dac03c9bc8da120a

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2sarge2_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1472642 b1693682bf38da32054e638c37b6ab56

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2sarge2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1446202 6226966d71933436a2909dfc9a9c57a8

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2sarge2_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1444064 50bcd604cf4ebe69d4bd4e11c44cdb88

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.5.9-2sarge2_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1417006 056963151226667c293f13c4b8a2db88


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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