DSA 1981-2: New maildrop packages fix regression
Posted on: 01/28/2010 09:25 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-1981-2 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Steffen Joeris
January 28, 2010 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : maildrop
Vulnerability : privilege escalation
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id : CVE-2010-0301
Debian Bug : 564601

The latest DSA for maildrop introduced two regressions. The maildrop
program stopped working when invoked as a non-root user, such as with
postfix. Also, the lenny version dropped a dependency on the
courier-authlib package.


For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.4-3+lenny3.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.2-11+etch2.

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

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.2.0-3.1.

For reference, the original advisory text is below.

Christoph Anton Mitterer discovered that maildrop, a mail delivery agent
with filtering abilities, is prone to a privilege escalation issue that
grants a user root group privileges.

We recommend that you upgrade your maildrop 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/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 736 280d7371f21cd78c4977d65967f4695c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch2.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 13965 269c15cb493be7357dc5d8a8acbad25d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 3217622 d799e44aa65027a02343e5e08b97f3a0

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch2_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 398482 c4dcbec55c55dff97a738617b367f517

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch2_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 363478 94687bb12867af71bcf9680f089e422f

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch2_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 350004 513a26c626071a4d58abbbc22a7f9f4b

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch2_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 388388 ce6100257045fe40df77af384d5d2b51

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 355890 07f603a68d05bf05f9fad916f9de51e0

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch2_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 470078 78f1972ef14698a20d5c181b90dd31e7

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch2_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 376390 678ed61359f44e3bb9161d03e4b6675f

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.2-11+etch2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 358184 c76433b354ed838938340a06a7f93cd2


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/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 3566630 78e6c27afe7eff9e132b8bc20087aae7
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 807850 15846a840e3bad8301778630d7e7bf24
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1137 826da92ceb403b0e0778c3609c109a1e

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 402062 21c37f944be6d5b02544acb17c521681

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny3_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 371772 18b875356d68e326c51decf8061eff99

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 389098 c59222e68d068e2d68db475854b8f52d

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 359508 340a509db515cd0d4e9af017871d0f80

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 466646 826d66a3b3bc85492bf45f9552db15ca

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 375330 c0c80404e33608fdc46d007d7ad97c08

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 376072 ece64fb17424086e64dd5cb84604f80b

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_2.0.4-3+lenny3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 379196 3cd9eb52eb8a14feebd37be8578f467f


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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