DSA 1361-1: New postfix-policyd packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 08/29/2007 11:45 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-1361 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Steve Kemp
August 29th, 2007 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : postfix-policyd
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2007-3791
Debian Bug : 435735


It was discovered that postfix-policyd, an anti-spam plugin for postfix,
didn't correctly bounds-test incoming SMTP commands potentially allowing
the remote exploitation of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
1.80-2.1etch1.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this package was not present.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem was fixed in version
1.80-2.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your postfix-policyd 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 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 11391 3b110e0653af37a0367abac9a2cc303b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 661 1da40619537632f9986db4da5ec1f1bf
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 67138 3d6caea3c5ef4a1b97816180a21a94f3

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 77270 07b5622f7801eb74ec409337f49581b9

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 74814 4aae549d216b8653e0817ed7368ed70a

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 74760 0eee0050d13f6aa3a41a52764fca3bce

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 76708 52fad04d43236faf0617d1585bff6632

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 69196 be22b73cc4c4d9d050ba55170f161dc5

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 90026 9b788319cb954d7cf687c3eb0b410eef

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 75046 26f79e015c2d4df43d0fe96e9a128416

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 75056 ec377db9df88eb197355451879f1c28b

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 72406 53f9a23da464947ccd421ae5e1af99a8

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/postfix-policyd/postfix-policyd_1.80-2.1etch1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 71428 548b97ce3a610f011f4e4c48d4f48dd0


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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