emacs movemail POP utility (SSA:2005-201-02)
Posted on: 07/21/2005 06:35 AM

New emacs packages are available for Slackware 10.1 and -current to a security issue with the movemail utility for retrieving mail from a POP mail server. If used to connect to a malicious POP server, it is possible for the server to cause the execution of arbitrary code as the user running emacs.

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.1 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/emacs-21.4a-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to emacs-21.4a.
This fixes a vulnerability in the movemail utility when connecting to a
malicious POP server that may allow the execution of arbitrary code as
the user running emacs.
(* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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Updated packages for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/emacs-21.4a-i486-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/emacs-info-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/emacs-leim-21.4-noarch-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/emacs-lisp-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/emacs-misc-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/emacs-nox-21.4a-i486-1.tgz

Updated packages for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/e/emacs-21.4a-i486-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/e/emacs-info-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/e/emacs-leim-21.4-noarch-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/e/emacs-lisp-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/e/emacs-misc-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/e/emacs-nox-21.4a-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 10.1 packages:
7bb30482651e5e4558eea0b66b55d1de emacs-21.4a-i486-1.tgz
45b0fb651c6c7b9deacb55efe582b4b5 emacs-info-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz
5d0152fa95027215b14ece0f8fbf8a37 emacs-leim-21.4-noarch-1.tgz
5bd976633a33dad36161eba7e92bec61 emacs-lisp-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz
2763fe68ed8c833ed95ec4c95aacc562 emacs-misc-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz
195df428e1a10c50da88129002c9e2f9 emacs-nox-21.4a-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current packages:
44986e6ca1e02d971f43e3d0f118dde3 emacs-21.4a-i486-1.tgz
100643203d73d54df78c58eef8596e4b emacs-info-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz
70effd3b113d795d8532022139269f77 emacs-leim-21.4-noarch-1.tgz
2bcec4297285f30124e2a61f85a27440 emacs-lisp-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz
48ebc0d4e581d5deb15159a4d34c060d emacs-misc-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz
04fb5ed4b1da572063b2a991d8c54edf emacs-nox-21.4a-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg emacs-21.4a-i486-1.tgz emacs-info-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz emacs-leim-21.4-noarch-1.tgz emacs-lisp-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz emacs-misc-21.4a-noarch-1.tgz emacs-nox-21.4a-i486-1.tgz


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


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