DSA 534-1: New mailreader
Posted on: 07/23/2004 07:28 AM

New mailreader packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 534-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman
July 22nd, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : mailreader
Vulnerability : directory traversal
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids : CAN-2002-1581

A directory traversal vulnerability was discovered in mailreader whereby remote attackers could view arbitrary files with the privileges of the nph-mr.cgi process (by default, www-data) via relative paths and a null byte in the configLanguage parameter.

For the current stable distribution (woody), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.29-5woody1.

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

We recommend that you update your mailreader package.

Upgrade Instructions

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

Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 623 40827025821290e7130571a78fd0b06d
Size/MD5 checksum: 39678 b172e5b8957ee2f6b44122e0d3c99e06
Size/MD5 checksum: 307934 8e2687227ac737f244994e19ca3ba575

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 362912 d3708d9d7ecc4064797f12cbe7d8489e

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

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