GLSA 200409-01: vpopmail: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 09/01/2004 02:34 PM

A vpopmail security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200409-01
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: vpopmail: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: September 01, 2004
Bugs: #60844
ID: 200409-01

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Synopsis
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vpopmail contains several bugs making it vulnerable to several SQL injection exploits as well as one buffer overflow and one format string exploit when using Sybase. This could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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vpopmail handles virtual mail domains for qmail and Postfix.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-mail/vpopmail < 5.4.6 >= 5.4.6

Description
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vpopmail is vulnerable to several unspecified SQL injection exploits. Furthermore when using Sybase as the backend database vpopmail is vulnerable to a buffer overflow and format string exploit.

Impact
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These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute code with the permissions of the user running vpopmail.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of vpopmail.

Resolution
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All vpopmail users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-mail/vpopmail-5.4.6"
# emerge ">=net-mail/vpopmail-5.4.6"

References
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[ 1 ] vpopmail Announcement
http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=400873
[ 2 ] Bugtraq Announcement
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/371913/2004-08-15/2004-08-21/0

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200409-01.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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