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Debian: masqmail buffer overflows Print E-mail
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Debian A set of buffer overflows have been discovered in masqmail, a mail transport agent for hosts without permanent internet connection.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 194-1                                        Martin Schulze
November 12th, 2002            

Package        : masqmail
Vulnerability  : buffer overflows
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CAN-2002-1279

A set of buffer overflows have been discovered in masqmail, a mail
transport agent for hosts without permanent internet connection.  In
addition to this privileges were dropped only after reading a user
supplied configuration file.  Together this could be exploited to gain
unauthorized root access to the machine on which masqmail is

These problems have been fixed in version 0.1.16-2.1 for the current
stable distribution (woody) and in version 0.2.15-1 for the unstable
distribution (sid).  The old stable distribution (potato) is not
affected since it doesn't contain a masqmail package.

We recommend that you upgrade your masqmail package immediately.

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:      616 5280d0a0dd4d35e59f55e96bb5db62ae
      Size/MD5 checksum:    10140 072e97e7ca9eb24a47257c25e0ca7a2e
      Size/MD5 checksum:   174634 0e391fd2d56d61b0a879f3c37b9e068d

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   103550 50fee9f437212f257ee52cd5f38efe81

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    90690 fbed6c28bbe66a4c440169c2eb617a7b

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    88358 586f60f60d81dc17379df547f5796f8a

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   123600 f771c889fbd114ff0b598f80ccb44205

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    98890 3ef668d59181074f92fea4950c542762

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    86096 aa83c891f83cea9e7742d845479a58e5

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    97278 5d61799a00d95c6d5816c5e71e274408

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    99622 d76f774f35fbb0b00f9e05e67015258e

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    91898 f07d6ad9f52b11c86cb647506b943581

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    90494 c09732ad8c400bb5d7f1a21a525395c9

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    92568 01a43e7db6865c282e8dfb2ba64cc192

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

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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