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Debian: log2mail buffer overflow Print E-mail
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Debian There is a buffer overflow in log2mail. A specially crafted (remote) log message could overflow a static buffer, potentially leaving log2mail to execute arbitrary code as root.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 186-1                                        Martin Schulze
November 1st, 2002             
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Package        : log2mail
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : remote, local
Debian-specific: no

Enrico Zini discovered a buffer overflow in log2mail, a daemon for
watching logfiles and sending lines with matching patterns via mail.
The log2mail daemon is started upon system boot and runs as root.  A
specially crafted (remote) log message could overflow a static buffer,
potentially leaving log2mail to execute arbitrary code as root.

This problem has been fixed in version the current
stable distribution (woody) and in version  for the unstable
distribution (sid).  The old stable distribution (potato) is not
affected since it doesn't contain a log2mail package

We recommend that you upgrade your log2mail package.

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
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      483 8e995f49a3dd170b6c736aec46f9b8ca
      Size/MD5 checksum:    28992 c87f9e8dedba478f8df8c7e7284891c3

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    70210 5be1472a8bd242c1fdb2b7847a3e2901

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    31340 fe1d7c47b0059389fa9e0005293c5eee

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    38532 ca7b3f97063ee1de06eb2ec97c3c4f52

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    49148 15761601c3ad47f58bdf033fd68b5b59

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    44656 6e7585d858feaa409f98c24a3f2845dc

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    38626 e7b51b9ccf6a92a9e449f8b6dbaaf948

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    48476 feb5fcd33b64f1dddd05a7a19653629f

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    47776 614f65fe2efa766732f12c7f364751bb

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    36960 cd7dec5cb03828f1b68a061fdae8e3bb

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    37192 6043652b8d87daf781ddb3b6540c591c

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    34836 e3c4cabc3e534c13d3fc8170384d3757

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

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

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