DSA 1938-1: New php-mail packages fix insufficient input sanitising
Posted on: 11/23/2009 08:45 AM

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

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1938-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Steffen Joeris
November 23, 2009 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : php-mail
Vulnerability : programming error
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id : No CVE id yet

It was discovered that php-mail, a PHP PEAR module for sending email,
has insufficient input sanitising, which might be used to obtain
sensitive data from the system that uses php-mail.


For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.14-1+lenny1.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.6-2+etch1.

For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.14-2.


We recommend that you upgrade your php-mail packages.


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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Debian (oldstable)
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Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/php-mail/php-mail_1.1.6.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 13702 47b38a06acdec73c4d8c01f9d7e5e8e2
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/php-mail/php-mail_1.1.6-2+etch1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 3310 64425237844fed79a4b71aa34ccb0cee
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/php-mail/php-mail_1.1.6-2+etch1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 689 93c32b0cb655191ac6edb48013d18921

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/php-mail/php-mail_1.1.6-2+etch1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 17884 a2abda15da9ddab5f1590198cc852b3f


Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
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Debian (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/php-mail/php-mail_1.1.14-1+lenny1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1258 6d361bf9406e9195813b4396bb7d5c13
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/php-mail/php-mail_1.1.14.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 17537 e50da58b6b787b3903ce4d07dc791bb2
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/php-mail/php-mail_1.1.14-1+lenny1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 4105 a8154d9e86e98a591dfc9e84210ce163

Architecture independent packages:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/php-mail/php-mail_1.1.14-1+lenny1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 21904 d5184514df44b348582071748e855c32


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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