DSA 1560-1: New sympa packages fix denial of service
Posted on: 07/01/2008 09:35 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-1600-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Steve Kemp
July 01, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : sympa
Vulnerability : dos
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-1648
Debian Bug : 475163

It was discovered that sympa, a modern mailing list manager, would
crash when processing certain types of malformed messages.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
5.2.3-1.2+etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 5.3.4-4.

We recommend that you upgrade your sympa 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/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 625 c7e720e56b1c4e9778cea822ed150a19
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 96804 a93d8ec3dcbc0a0aed99e513c5749c0e
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 5102528 355cb9174841205831191c93a83da895

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3589148 26b92215ed7b17531c3702ff76b30901

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3591854 531781d522ad5f02e6c5b658883ed37d

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3590606 dc3437760b7db4761f90e992e3638c52

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3591482 5601933860831577cb017cb0aa3b31fe

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3567454 0c6e3d6046f7d0e9920ed7ce9780b103

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3571256 c294184494968264ff0857fc2b907711

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3584362 1b3371fe22966b198a3c338167e71909

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3568314 57c566c13cd31f66bbe3652b4c9ea3e7

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3568574 afab57a71590dcdd685746b6500040b0

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 3568016 0bf312e31bb5df28404ea40842845caf


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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