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Debian: mutt buffer overflow vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian Core Security Technologies discovered a buffer overflow in the IMAP code of Mutt.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 268-1                     security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
March 25th, 2003                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : mutt
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
Bugtraq ID     : 7120
CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0140

Core Security Technologies discovered a buffer overflow in the IMAP
code of Mutt, a text-oriented mail reader supporting IMAP, MIME, GPG,
PGP and threading.  This problem allows a remote malicious IMAP server
to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary
code via a specially crafted mail folder.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.3.28-2.1.

The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by this problem.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.5.4-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mutt 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:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      715 c3057724009f05673b3c75bae5d251a3
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    50332 bb652f41e2606b8cadb2efcdf690ff49
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:  2540330 015e4fce09e323997d64ad455524be19

  Alpha architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1406670 bfe02cc93b3b062dc870045d38200659
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   457324 1721fd54a25cf63ec902eb1556c096d2

  ARM architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1324028 813b7f5a2afab876fbb5a67c23d537c2
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   381706 c08ae68a55e0672d6e8be8aaf0670c16

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1301398 f20f7221425af30530cc4c32fa93c5d9
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   360742 c37eb100e007a5afa6fbcc6174f01266

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.1_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1517926 fe637601654c1febf069346fdec86b9d
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.1_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   559014 06ddd5496426d2485d626be919d757cd

  HP Precision architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.1_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1373344 52a212f168a3e0c10b4125f5452fce83
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.1_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   427294 4b71238edb2937177ab340715c1e2870

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1279036 250a83073d2e6c60b765b3eb129eda7a
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   338394 9a4d00486eee58cb71f9aafd4f1614e2

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.1_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1350300 fe602f4e3f41413eebcafc26361ab0ad
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.1_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   406784 f16f6e804bbafe0aa1b00d0f6600f25c

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.1_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1348352 2f4c24dda0156a6f012796fa278929f0
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.1_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   405042 569a82fe40e936f6786a9cdca87fa981

  PowerPC architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1332422 621a5ccda35cc1c99e6d547674bc22e3
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   390638 d838d8eb58b090ead913a723a4c4a90d

  IBM S/390 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.1_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1326880 a10e97f3442362f7e12594f5822cfa0e
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.1_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   381996 6f30ee410a641c6b65942a52786013d9

  Sun Sparc architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1324220 a1310eb747b9565918952ac6fcc0d1fd
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   376912 b493c279d05503c84a281a003f74a77d


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

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For apt-get: deb  http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp:  ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and  http://packages.debian.org/



 
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