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Debian The version of sendmail that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 has a slight problem in the code to regenerate the aliases database. Sendmail allowed any user to run sendmail with the -bi option to (re)initialize the aliases database. The user could then interrupt sendmail and leave the system with a broken aliases database.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----

- ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Debian Security Advisory                             security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/      
                   Wichert Akkerman
December  7, 1999
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------


The version of sendmail that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1
has a slight problem in the code to regenerate the aliases database.
Sendmail allowed any user to run sendmail with the -bi option to
(re)initialize the aliases database. The user could then interrupt sendmail
and leave the system with a broken aliases database.

This has been fixed in version 8.9.3-3slink1 by only allowing root
and trusted users to regenerate the aliases database.

We recommend you upgrade your sendmail package to new version.

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

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
- --------------------------------

  This version of Debian was released only for Intel ia32, the Motorola
  680x0, the alpha and the Sun sparc architecture.


  Source archives:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/sendmail
_8.9.3-3slink1.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 728f0a837a7938cce72203abb23e7c3f
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/sendmail_8.9
.3-3slink1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: bca6225d21bfb8e1152f725100966629
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/sendmail_8.9.3.o
rig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: efedacfbce84a71d1cfb0e617b84596e

  Alpha architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
alpha/sendmail_8.9.3-3slink1_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: 91ba4f7c50942a0c712e9d2fe14e4516

  Intel ia32 architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
i386/sendmail_8.9.3-3slink1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: e7843eebfe8df6174d48f2ae6ff87fd0

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
m68k/sendmail_8.9.3-3slink1_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: aca29516909180ed5ef4c1dbcaf60140

  Sun Sparc architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
sparc/sendmail_8.9.3-3slink1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: 30e71411552430924b649db64ec2048b


  These files will be moved into
  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.


For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

- -- 
- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable 
updates
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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