SUSE Security Announcement: postfix (SUSE-SA:2011:023)
Posted on: 05/11/2011 11:56 AM

A postfix security update is available for SUSE Linux

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SUSE Security Announcement

Package: postfix
Announcement ID: SUSE-SA:2011:023
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 10:00:00 +0000
Affected Products: openSUSE 11.2
openSUSE 11.3
openSUSE 11.4
SUSE SLES 9
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux POS 9
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Teradata 10 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4
Vulnerability Type: remote code execution
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
SUSE Default Package: yes
Cross-References: CVE-2011-1720

Content of This Advisory:
1) Security Vulnerability Resolved:
postfix remote code execution problem
Problem Description
2) Solution or Work-Around
3) Special Instructions and Notes
4) Package Location and Checksums
5) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:
See SUSE Security Summary Report.
6) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

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1) Problem Description and Brief Discussion

A security problem in the Postfix mail transport agent was fixed that
could potentially be used by remote attackers to exploit a memory
corruption issue in postfix SASL implementation to execute arbitrary
code (CVE-2011-1720).

The upstream announcement is here:
http://www.postfix.org/announcements/postfix-2.8.3.html
and notes:
CVE-2011-1720 does not affect Postfix SMTP servers that use Dovecot
SASL authentication. It also does not affect the common Postfix
SMTP server configurations that use only Cyrus SASL mechanisms PLAIN
and LOGIN.

We thank Wietse Venema for notifying us on this issue and Thomas
Jarosch of Intra2net AG for reporting it.

2) Solution or Work-Around

There is no known workaround, please install the update packages.

3) Special Instructions and Notes

postfix should restart itself after installing the update.

4) Package Location and Checksums

The preferred method for installing security updates is to use the YaST
"Online Update" module or the "zypper" commandline tool. The package and
patch management stack will detect which updates are required and
automatically perform the necessary steps to verify and install them.

Alternatively, download the update packages for your distribution manually
and verify their integrity by the methods listed in Section 6 of this
announcement. Then install the packages using the command

rpm -Fhv

to apply the update, replacing with the filename of the
downloaded RPM package.


x86 Platform:

openSUSE 11.4:
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/rpm/i586/postfix-2.7.2-13.16.1.i586.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/rpm/i586/postfix-devel-2.7.2-13.16.1.i586.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/rpm/i586/postfix-mysql-2.7.2-13.16.1.i586.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/rpm/i586/postfix-postgresql-2.7.2-13.16.1.i586.rpm

openSUSE 11.3:
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.3/rpm/i586/postfix-2.7.1-2.6.1.i586.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.3/rpm/i586/postfix-devel-2.7.1-2.6.1.i586.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.3/rpm/i586/postfix-mysql-2.7.1-2.6.1.i586.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.3/rpm/i586/postfix-postgresql-2.7.1-2.6.1.i586.rpm

openSUSE 11.2:
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/rpm/i586/postfix-2.6.1-2.10.1.i586.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/rpm/i586/postfix-devel-2.6.1-2.10.1.i586.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/rpm/i586/postfix-doc-2.6.1-2.10.1.i586.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/rpm/i586/postfix-mysql-2.6.1-2.10.1.i586.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/rpm/i586/postfix-postgresql-2.6.1-2.10.1.i586.rpm

Platform Independent:

openSUSE 11.4:
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/rpm/noarch/postfix-doc-2.7.2-13.16.1.noarch.rpm

openSUSE 11.3:
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.3/rpm/noarch/postfix-doc-2.7.1-2.6.1.noarch.rpm

x86-64 Platform:

openSUSE 11.4:
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/rpm/x86_64/postfix-2.7.2-13.16.1.x86_64.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/rpm/x86_64/postfix-devel-2.7.2-13.16.1.x86_64.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/rpm/x86_64/postfix-mysql-2.7.2-13.16.1.x86_64.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/rpm/x86_64/postfix-postgresql-2.7.2-13.16.1.x86_64.rpm

openSUSE 11.3:
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.3/rpm/x86_64/postfix-2.7.1-2.6.1.x86_64.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.3/rpm/x86_64/postfix-devel-2.7.1-2.6.1.x86_64.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.3/rpm/x86_64/postfix-mysql-2.7.1-2.6.1.x86_64.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.3/rpm/x86_64/postfix-postgresql-2.7.1-2.6.1.x86_64.rpm

openSUSE 11.2:
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/rpm/x86_64/postfix-2.6.1-2.10.1.x86_64.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/rpm/x86_64/postfix-devel-2.6.1-2.10.1.x86_64.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/rpm/x86_64/postfix-doc-2.6.1-2.10.1.x86_64.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/rpm/x86_64/postfix-mysql-2.6.1-2.10.1.x86_64.rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/rpm/x86_64/postfix-postgresql-2.6.1-2.10.1.x86_64.rpm

Sources:

openSUSE 11.4:
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/rpm/src/postfix-2.7.2-13.16.1.src.rpm

openSUSE 11.3:
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.3/rpm/src/postfix-2.7.1-2.6.1.src.rpm

openSUSE 11.2:
http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/rpm/src/postfix-2.6.1-2.10.1.src.rpm

Our maintenance customers are notified individually. The packages are
offered for installation from the maintenance web:

SUSE Linux Enterprise Teradata 10 SP3
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=93ebd19621ea9372e38ef15b9edbef93

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=93ebd19621ea9372e38ef15b9edbef93

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=8032d51c2874ebb7e39bf7812f87c084

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=8032d51c2874ebb7e39bf7812f87c084

Open Enterprise Server
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=b69b570191513e37ab678b2837e63bb1

Novell Linux POS 9
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=b69b570191513e37ab678b2837e63bb1

SUSE SLES 9
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=b69b570191513e37ab678b2837e63bb1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=90a25266c8ff749bb38e70692800674a

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=90a25266c8ff749bb38e70692800674a

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=90a25266c8ff749bb38e70692800674a

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5) Pending Vulnerabilities, Solutions, and Work-Arounds:

See SUSE Security Summary Report.
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6) Authenticity Verification and Additional Information

- Announcement authenticity verification:

SUSE security announcements are published via mailing lists and on Web
sites. The authenticity and integrity of a SUSE security announcement is
guaranteed by a cryptographic signature in each announcement. All SUSE
security announcements are published with a valid signature.

To verify the signature of the announcement, save it as text into a file
and run the command

gpg --verify

replacing with the name of the file where you saved the
announcement. The output for a valid signature looks like:

gpg: Signature made using RSA key ID 3D25D3D9
gpg: Good signature from "SuSE Security Team "

where is replaced by the date the document was signed.

If the security team's key is not contained in your key ring, you can
import it from the first installation CD. To import the key, use the
command

gpg --import gpg-pubkey-3d25d3d9-36e12d04.asc

- Package authenticity verification:

SUSE update packages are available on many mirror FTP servers all over the
world. While this service is considered valuable and important to the free
and open source software community, the authenticity and the integrity of
a package needs to be verified to ensure that it has not been tampered
with.

The internal rpm package signatures provide an easy way to verify the
authenticity of an RPM package. Use the command

rpm -v --checksig

to verify the signature of the package, replacing with the
filename of the RPM package downloaded. The package is unmodified if it
contains a valid signature from build@suse.de with the key ID 9C800ACA.

This key is automatically imported into the RPM database (on
RPMv4-based distributions) and the gpg key ring of 'root' during
installation. You can also find it on the first installation CD and at
the end of this announcement.

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