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Debian: mutt off-by-one vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Debian Byrial Jensen discovered a couple of off-by-one buffer overflow in the IMAP code of Mutt, a text-oriented mail reader supporting IMAP, MIME, GPG, PGP and threading.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 274-1                     security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
March 28th, 2003                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : mutt
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0167

Byrial Jensen discovered a couple of off-by-one buffer overflow in the
IMAP code of Mutt, a text-oriented mail reader supporting IMAP, MIME,
GPG, PGP and threading.  This problem could potentially allow 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 1.3.28-2.2.

The old stable distribution (potato) is also affected by this problem
and an update will follow.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.4.0 and above.

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_1.3.28-2.2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      715 0c5a6d18785bb1ee76ad3ed7fda8a7dd
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    50789 0964d0b20590afa63dfa00d9c33a95dd
     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_1.3.28-2.2_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1406706 7c529dd0d15966a7e64f35984672d5d3
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.2_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   457416 1284913c92d99d93948a4374c91fe71d

  ARM architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.2_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1324178 beee8887cce0b9cdf25eff6d1028fa4c
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.2_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   381796 9001d26eb3a37d774dbcd11b91d4c025

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1301466 aa1b5f036516de1e6ffe434c71e53ea9
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   360826 b8c3485a23be019515673825eb299589

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.2_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1518046 41da3704f9c9fda17d105ddccd10b3cc
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.2_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   559104 6ce41c26099f9911bc3137085f345cdb

  HP Precision architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.2_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1373464 b3f9219aefee15c900e5a2501b3236df
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.2_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   427374 0085b7bd2e921685abab721ecb5b2eb0

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.2_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1279118 70b735fca53f9f7ee34e2df0e05b46dd
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.2_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   338484 bc33e1fc1145b3d1f646aa611755a551

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.2_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1350408 054e00113732a49fce19bb4c7fdffcfb
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.2_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   406870 14ae6836f5b52e6baf65d84936667eff

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.2_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1348416 241870555290f18a65bcade08d0999a3
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.2_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   405126 bd293712ceebf5112f6833a894cd4a4c

  PowerPC architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.2_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1332478 1f5214fb21b36da1f31e958234a1bbf4
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.2_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   390728 cf8471342f1e6bbc5498ef4c4e13db92

  IBM S/390 architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.2_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1326982 de1ea08e61e737330933cefd75ca5933
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.2_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   382086 021db00ad9ee194654cdea287e7ca781

  Sun Sparc architecture:

     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.3.28-2.2_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1324188 ab44dd50250174f4e68691bbdb89c46d
     http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt-utf8_1.3.28-2.2_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   377000 9eff9a19020b5a2ac2626a120312fdd0


  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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