DSA 902-1: New xmail packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 11/21/2005 09:12 AM

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

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 902-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
November 21st, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : xmail
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2005-2943

A buffer overflow has been discovered in the sendmail program of
xmail, an advanced, fast and reliable ESMTP/POP3 mail server that
could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with group mail
privileges.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain xmail packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.21-3sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.22-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your xmail 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/x/xmail/xmail_1.21-3sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 657 a4e8cbdcec1936899e9adddc6b1bc906
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xmail/xmail_1.21-3sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 28636 bdd037ca57a8a87c7ab8bb3a88129c51
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xmail/xmail_1.21.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 413237 c6417c5b66cd0b0bff7375767d07235b

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xmail/xmail-doc_1.21-3sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 167674 f0fa9b9b5cacf6b74dfcd69263c9828f

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xmail/xmail_1.21-3sarge1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 278502 b101478b4cf0e95815f555ee6bdd454a

AMD64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xmail/xmail_1.21-3sarge1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 221568 4bd15b227397150b4bc19f3796f3bc2d

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xmail/xmail_1.21-3sarge1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 192590 ba0ef6c44b48499884a8223a7a461fea

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xmail/xmail_1.21-3sarge1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 217318 bdc30f339ec5a24d350bc48b7dff8230

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xmail/xmail_1.21-3sarge1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 302600 2d4d3612ddaac4dabcc82952273edfc7

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xmail/xmail_1.21-3sarge1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 221460 9d190d6f7c447408da4e6455bc5a024b

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xmail/xmail_1.21-3sarge1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 171800 83523cace162c5512e871b522f8f7856

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xmail/xmail_1.21-3sarge1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 253434 72c21574bd267b086525d6dc0aa0d1b5

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xmail/xmail_1.21-3sarge1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 252274 438867cf4bf498f4b7718f660dea4daa

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xmail/xmail_1.21-3sarge1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 237562 50e3a3caa64ac6b7bd48c041a7631d4d

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xmail/xmail_1.21-3sarge1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 207120 4a8224bbd34e2fdf08ba38f416ae367c

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/x/xmail/xmail_1.21-3sarge1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 200282 eeae78fc7f3b86637dde718f2191247a


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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