DSA 685-1: New emacs21 packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 02/17/2005 11:45 AM

New emacs21 packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 685-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
February 17th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : emacs21
Vulnerability : format string
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-0100

Max Vozeler discovered several format string vulnerabilities in the movemail utility of Emacs, the well-known editor. Via connecting to a malicious POP server an attacker can execute arbitrary code under the privileges of group mail.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 21.2-1woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 21.3+1-9.

We recommend that you upgrade your emacs 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/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 685 7b2d6f448bda83cde50bfbdac6af3c37
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 60779 26c73195d7bc0ec32cb49d1a39c27cd9
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 24072376 3ac8d47ce8a61f2e585e6359efc53f07

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21-el_21.2-1woody3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 7123990 91e9e9e5d2a36e5e69854c5207f9e03c

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 13255430 dcbdbbdc5c2a226034477195f2c91ebf

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 12886726 7498feec697be0a9a3dffd0cbec52429

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 12847064 98374f09bde9ed2c757d778f30cdee25

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 13583480 aae0aa9e6e47818e99a21a11b79bfa5a

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 13095946 987acfbbf7cdd80b43c3d73ae9b448b1

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 12777404 7d28afe74b5b742647053e5a7078307c

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 13076678 0dd0166bf19e0834a25e0da02cac7699

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 13032364 1518ecdaa0044ab33719c5cfb732f864

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 12929482 b00ec48f6b94043e23ae527316edbb02

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 12916492 1275283ccce7678b26914396baa466c1

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs21/emacs21_21.2-1woody3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 12962686 35e755cc4e619b8c200b9d14cffcf300


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


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