elm mailer (SSA:2005-311-01)
Posted on: 11/08/2005 04:01 PM

New Elm packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix a security issue. A buffer overflow in the parsing of the Expires header could allow arbitrary code to be executed as the user running Elm.

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/elm-2.5.8-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to elm2.5.8.
This fixes a buffer overflow in the parsing of the Expires header that
could be used to execute arbitrary code as the user running Elm.
Thanks to Ulf Harnhammar for finding the bug and reminding me to get
out updated packages to address the issue.
A reference to the original advisory:
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2005-08/0688.html
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Where to find the new packages:
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Updated package for Slackware 8.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/elm-2.5.8-i386-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/elm-2.5.8-i386-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/elm-2.5.8-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/elm-2.5.8-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/elm-2.5.8-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/elm-2.5.8-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/elm-2.5.8-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 8.1 package:
a3141fde713f93b6e465706ea6e549de elm-2.5.8-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
4191e9bca7f46593a2038f0fa21b6739 elm-2.5.8-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
eec5009cf38b37482ac09774f0749033 elm-2.5.8-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
c5d89f968b7d638ec8bc0a36d7eefeb2 elm-2.5.8-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
d78292b2d8b7c558895051534a581261 elm-2.5.8-i486-1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
ef299e453387788f0a8ad0ce7a74b0ef elm-2.5.8-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
3bf3b77966840d8bc383540c45103869 elm-2.5.8-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg elm-2.5.8-i486-1.tgz


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com


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