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Debian: 'exim' remote format string attack Print E-mail
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Debian Megyer Laszlo found a printf format bug in the exim mail transferagent. The code that checks the header syntax of an email logsan error without protecting itself against printf format attacks.

Debian Security Advisory DSA-058-1                                  Wichert Akkerman
June 10, 2001

Package        : exim
Problem type   : remote printf format attack
Debian-specific: no

Megyer Laszlo found a printf format bug in the exim mail transfer
agent. The code that checks the header syntax of an email logs
an error without protecting itself against printf format attacks.

This problem has been fixed in version 3.12-10.1. Since that code is
not turned on by default a standard installation is not vulnerable,
but we still recommend to upgrade your exim package.

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

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

  Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.

  Source archives:
      MD5 checksum: 959d5e70c78dd0f8daf1bcb470d2851a
      MD5 checksum: c3ae78797cc1da77b074b91c80f21fc8
      MD5 checksum: 336cd605cb121703af4f22a8c34bb333

  ARM architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 8553e97eef733ab850eba6926bead792
      MD5 checksum: 2b56110866983b0bc4828bc0e4b0b7bd

  Alpha architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 5e304c46581e3a1e6278b6a677b8308d
      MD5 checksum: b01e0f2d7986475eba02c280f5321cf2

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: d7e4c6e286fae05abfce28841dc0530e
      MD5 checksum: 9dc3b11692b7047fef58c5a8da7741d8

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 56ccf16d58ce07217a12809fca325597
      MD5 checksum: 8031e4a9a8a65a63fdc686e81af0b469

  PowerPC architecture:
      MD5 checksum: 925523b2d5cb6aa43d146aec7125d59c
      MD5 checksum: 9fa51619d73061c7c221bb876bf65047

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      MD5 checksum: b13d02e8d2eb3542c8876f81051e29c7
      MD5 checksum: ae8d1ac5b1b228deea25ba8a89c77d21

  These packages will be moved into the stable distribution on its next

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory$arch/ .

apt-get: deb stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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