RHSA-2005:114-01: Low: imap security update
Posted on: 02/18/2005 01:04 PM

An imap security update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Low: imap security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:114-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-114.html
Issue date: 2005-02-18
Updated on: 2005-02-18
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CAN-2003-0297
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1. Summary:

Updated imap packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386

3. Problem description:

The imap package provides server daemons for both the IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) and POP (Post Office Protocol) mail access protocols.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the c-client IMAP client. An attacker could create a malicious IMAP server that if connected to by a victim could execute arbitrary code on the client machine. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0297 to this issue.

Users of imap are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the following Web page for the System Administration or Customization guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

97344 - CAN-2003-0297 c-client imap issue

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/imap-2001a-11.0as.src.rpm
9e1292058931aa176223e9cbf553d44f imap-2001a-11.0as.src.rpm

i386:
c938f43eedcfd404d05e5852e6dc68d1 imap-2001a-11.0as.i386.rpm
be2e164e602d430cc75be33cbc19caf2 imap-devel-2001a-11.0as.i386.rpm

ia64:
b8eefa1621ec847853338ccd7ddd1145 imap-2001a-11.0as.ia64.rpm
cdbd9327ae35f1017542e03110dd26ae imap-devel-2001a-11.0as.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/imap-2001a-11.0as.src.rpm
9e1292058931aa176223e9cbf553d44f imap-2001a-11.0as.src.rpm

ia64:
b8eefa1621ec847853338ccd7ddd1145 imap-2001a-11.0as.ia64.rpm
cdbd9327ae35f1017542e03110dd26ae imap-devel-2001a-11.0as.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/imap-2001a-11.0as.src.rpm
9e1292058931aa176223e9cbf553d44f imap-2001a-11.0as.src.rpm

i386:
c938f43eedcfd404d05e5852e6dc68d1 imap-2001a-11.0as.i386.rpm
be2e164e602d430cc75be33cbc19caf2 imap-devel-2001a-11.0as.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0297

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.


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