DSA 700-1: New mailreader packages fix cross-site scripting
Posted on: 03/30/2005 07:57 AM

New mailreader packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 700-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
March 30th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : mailreader
Vulnerability : missing input sanitising
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-0386

Ulf Härnhammar from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered a cross-site scripting problem in mailreader, a simple, but powerful WWW mail reader system, when displaying messages of the MIME types text/enriched or text/richtext.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.29-5woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.29-11.

We recommend that you upgrade your mailreader package.

Upgrade Instructions

wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody

Source archives:

Size/MD5 checksum: 623 42f2edc38e5e563013f08deb401daed2
Size/MD5 checksum: 40004 7c68b982f9c7e45504411805d622d4e1
Size/MD5 checksum: 307934 8e2687227ac737f244994e19ca3ba575

Architecture independent components:

Size/MD5 checksum: 352696 32dfa7f100f7716b0b47b85b60c5c3d8

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.

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