DSA 635-1: New exim packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 01/12/2005 06:43 AM

New exim packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 635-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 12th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : exim
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-0021
Debian Bug : 289046

Philip Hazel announced a buffer overflow in the host_aton function in exim, the default mail-tranport-agent in Debian, which can lead to the execution of arbitrary code via an illegal IPv6 address.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 3.35-1woody4.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 3.36-13 of exim and 4.34-10 of exim4.

We recommend that you upgrade your exim and exim4 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 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/exim_3.35-1woody4.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 661 d97ecab579bd3dbaa3e9be00b8b16d85
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/exim_3.35-1woody4.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 80195 a02abeefa9d1145ae623ad661aab5f5a
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/exim_3.35.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1271057 42d362e40a21bd7ffc298f92c8bd986a

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/exim_3.35-1woody4_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 872796 a46f5dc95d777366cb492eb57ec8dd9f
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/eximon_3.35-1woody4_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 52318 bf93e35aec9f401d8413015c50f5cbae

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/exim_3.35-1woody4_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 785980 5ced90e4c4ecd1ca6a60980634b309e8
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/eximon_3.35-1woody4_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 43514 07b7324395ff66f68db354c6b4589db7

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/exim_3.35-1woody4_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 759270 9001a456b0a34f4bf5de88d901c70a97
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/eximon_3.35-1woody4_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 39210 78e5eecee7101a355ddabec9d0f07b98

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/exim_3.35-1woody4_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 972852 43f4fc30483d8ad5c42e031fd64a9e8d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/eximon_3.35-1woody4_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 65166 cdc921d9be2ec60b5f0ed95a5b976732

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/exim_3.35-1woody4_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 815358 c506baffb4404f32762468fbc494551c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/eximon_3.35-1woody4_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 48294 d90efe5be79e966e07a7cbe8e9013939

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/exim_3.35-1woody4_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 737856 aefe6b63ebd03e9fe449afe22e752547
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/eximon_3.35-1woody4_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 37752 e0d2b938e50c3b408928b8150459ad2b

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/exim_3.35-1woody4_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 824458 0c1db679287a6de37f2c320f335c650c
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/eximon_3.35-1woody4_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 48882 1670c36409482a8a870becf826f7ae68

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/exim_3.35-1woody4_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 824846 88564f1d1b0c1781587d5db1bccdde77
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/eximon_3.35-1woody4_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 48778 6a7002c766a84dd81eed39d23f8709d5

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/exim_3.35-1woody4_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 794244 abfa2009cd6417101d120a5980641012
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/eximon_3.35-1woody4_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 44794 ea626fcb485a423fb56e61a1c4ae67e9

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/exim_3.35-1woody4_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 780026 bc9a3b5488cd7ee72c290f86f601beec
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/eximon_3.35-1woody4_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 43930 f50688c682bcaeabfbd47c9e46a06143

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/exim_3.35-1woody4_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 785298 1841407d21f544cf2645e373a6caad15
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim/eximon_3.35-1woody4_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 42444 632b5aadc5c930c7c3e956fef10d5ffe


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


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