DSA 791-1: New maildrop packages fix arbitrary group mail command execution
Posted on: 08/30/2005 03:10 AM

The Debian Security Team has published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 791-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
August 30th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : maildrop
Vulnerability : missing privilege release
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: yes
CVE ID : CAN-2005-2655
Debian Bug : 325135

Max Vozeler discoveredt hat the lockmail program from maildrop, a
simple mail delivery agent with filtering abilities, does not drop
group privileges before executing commands given on the commandline,
allowing an attacker to execute arbitrary commands under with group
mail privileges.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.3-1.1sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.3-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your maildrop 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 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_1.5.3-1.1sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 596 e76d7a43dde5122dbabd21b994a32f2f
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_1.5.3-1.1sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 22819 3ec43b768cfb2c8b006c5c4a381afc3b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_1.5.3.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1009174 5c7727ddff120a339fb9658d6c553462

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_1.5.3-1.1sarge1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 363330 5aa987d64b2d28961fb2b1e65b865ea3

AMD64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_1.5.3-1.1sarge1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 329170 29e4ae76fce86fa5c7b17be3fc06b07f

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_1.5.3-1.1sarge1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 305936 c99c08496e5aa6f4e48f3cead6cd1041

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_1.5.3-1.1sarge1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 315316 45a21b635d79fd783a6a4b2ea8eeb0fb

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_1.5.3-1.1sarge1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 405646 c2be65e5af7085deafd4c332d624f9b5

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_1.5.3-1.1sarge1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 348108 400ddf8ee844b685e683893de2bc7186

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_1.5.3-1.1sarge1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 294932 72e7e31ec6408f5a00012141718666d6

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_1.5.3-1.1sarge1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 348182 f66f3863c068e3f3897ee531f242f4ea

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_1.5.3-1.1sarge1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 348002 6b8b8047154a4aae6ae4a08a26c328a4

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_1.5.3-1.1sarge1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 326702 0b5a94cede67887ce474ca37cd48da54

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_1.5.3-1.1sarge1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 321620 d7c3b3acc5445e5ca53cf9986a837d81

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/maildrop/maildrop_1.5.3-1.1sarge1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 307994 0ca7e53ae93ba472527eedda1d92490f


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

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;

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