GLSA 200506-02: Mailutils: SQL Injection
Posted on: 06/06/2005 05:31 PM

A Mailutils security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200506-02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Mailutils: SQL Injection
Date: June 06, 2005
Bugs: #94824
ID: 200506-02

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Synopsis
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GNU Mailutils is vulnerable to SQL command injection attacks.

Background
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GNU Mailutils is a collection of mail-related utilities.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-mail/mailutils lt; 0.6-r1 gt;= 0.6-r1

Description
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When GNU Mailutils is built with the "mysql" or "postgres" USE flag, the sql_escape_string function of the authentication module fails to properly escape the "\\" character, rendering it vulnerable to a SQL command injection.

Impact
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A malicious remote user could exploit this vulnerability to inject SQL commands to the underlying database.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All GNU Mailutils users should upgrade to the latest available version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-mail/mailutils-0.6-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-1824
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1824

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-200506-02.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 2005 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/2.0


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