DSA 637-1: New exim-tls packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 01/13/2005 08:44 AM

New exim-tls packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 637-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 13th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : exim-tls
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-tls, the SSL-enabled version of 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 3.35-3woody3.

In the unstable distribution (sid) this package does not exist anymore.

We recommend that you upgrade your exim-tls 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/e/exim-tls/exim-tls_3.35-3woody3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 677 059e83c496e959d01bcca0a11637b017
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim-tls/exim-tls_3.35-3woody3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 80492 90d594f60ae815a780faa5f9c9d1859d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim-tls/exim-tls_3.35.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1271057 42d362e40a21bd7ffc298f92c8bd986a

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim-tls/exim-tls_3.35-3woody3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 873682 935e1dddb27a713d562b905c2951dea7

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim-tls/exim-tls_3.35-3woody3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 784148 c97ded116303fe5ee1c4a9f741350c58

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim-tls/exim-tls_3.35-3woody3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 759442 1477e25fe953ee209ec86a67a59306ba

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim-tls/exim-tls_3.35-3woody3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 974058 74cd3707971105a75398a0ce46e4bb80

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim-tls/exim-tls_3.35-3woody3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 814316 56d73dab6e0bbd4df6068c5f9f065491

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim-tls/exim-tls_3.35-3woody3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 736730 ba35f1bd8dcfaf6ef9f35aded9176cab

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim-tls/exim-tls_3.35-3woody3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 824408 0f8af4bf6f39d1dbb10e05e5717e3115

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim-tls/exim-tls_3.35-3woody3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 825160 abfc0dc6c75fc7fafba89f6673bd1913

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim-tls/exim-tls_3.35-3woody3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 792574 f8c3a2d72890f766a72a6ddc39f2ea31

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim-tls/exim-tls_3.35-3woody3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 779236 aca9521a7b347d291e158a919cca0ed5

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/exim-tls/exim-tls_3.35-3woody3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 782800 5e3a9478dc77a0943ce0c41611973c95


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


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