RHSA-2005:303-01: Important: sylpheed security update
Posted on: 03/18/2005 04:59 AM

A sylpheed security update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: sylpheed security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:303-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-303.html
Issue date: 2005-03-18
Updated on: 2005-03-18
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Keywords: buffer overflow
CVE Names: CAN-2005-0667
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1. Summary:

An updated sylpheed package that fixes a buffer overflow issue is now available.

This update has been rated as having important 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386

3. Problem description:

Sylpheed is a GTK+ based fast email client.

A buffer overflow bug has been found in the way Sylpheed handles non-ASCII characters in the header of a message to which a victim replies. A carefully crafted email message could potentially allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if they reply to such a message. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0667 to this issue.

Users of Sylpheed should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch, and is not vulnerable to 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/):

150687 - CAN-2005-0667 sylpheed buffer overflow

6. RPMs required:

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

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.src.rpm
8b6c86548aa1e9c54f0d017c00e145cb sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.src.rpm

i386:
4cc680f7f44dc289cfe8350cc5d2a5f8 sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
7b067a34374921415a498662db9c98ee sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.src.rpm
8b6c86548aa1e9c54f0d017c00e145cb sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.src.rpm

ia64:
7b067a34374921415a498662db9c98ee sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.src.rpm
8b6c86548aa1e9c54f0d017c00e145cb sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.src.rpm

i386:
4cc680f7f44dc289cfe8350cc5d2a5f8 sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.src.rpm
8b6c86548aa1e9c54f0d017c00e145cb sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.src.rpm

i386:
4cc680f7f44dc289cfe8350cc5d2a5f8 sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.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-2005-0667

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.


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