DSA 513-1: New log2mail packages fix format string vulnerabilities
Posted on: 06/03/2004 04:20 PM

New log2mail packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 513-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman
June 3rd, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : log2mail
Vulnerability : format string
Problem-Type : local/remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids : CAN-2004-0450

jaguar@felinemenace.org discovered a format string vulnerability in log2mail, whereby a user able to log a specially crafted message to a logfile monitored by log2mail (for example, via syslog) could cause arbitrary code to be executed with the privileges of the log2mail process. By default, this process runs as user 'log2mail', which is a member of group 'adm' (which has access to read system logfiles).

CAN-2004-0450: log2mail format string vulnerability via syslog(3) in printlog()

For the current stable distribution (woody), this problem has been fixed in version 0.2.5.2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you update your log2mail 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 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 483 2a1a8392e2e4ef146ad437e8d0abfd3b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 29532 a593de7eb31e492bcaec9f2cbf0d8c8a

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 70318 a09d0a7d8585c1c4845e5fe479e7d94f

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 31408 92dea5294c75b0b3befc50584de55b3a

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 38750 1ac164fad7f976532b264a9ff5ea4ced

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 49242 5704ea6ac083a7f7800b2ac2df8d31db

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 44726 9946fba7d6e7d1590073413e282e5aa0

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 38700 e6ca7eefcb0adca40309075c14970877

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 48576 a2a96b0be1b4a8bc83a17db7fa2a51a1

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 47872 bcff2fb39c25c51270e0330fdafa5b87

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 37056 2b8f844e4abf80505823c24dd1f0a7d8

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 37280 86d660937516c317493412ba005ea2fb

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/log2mail/log2mail_0.2.5.2_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 34914 8ba63250986eb25923bcf1229f18bfe7

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next revision.


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