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Debian: New sympa packages fix denial of service Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian It was discovered that sympa, a modern mailing list manager, would crash when processing certain types of malformed messages.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1600-1                  security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                               Steve Kemp
July 01, 2008                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : sympa
Vulnerability  : dos
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-1648
Debian Bug     : 475163

It was discovered that sympa, a modern mailing list manager, would
crash when processing certain types of malformed messages.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
5.2.3-1.2+etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 5.3.4-4.

We recommend that you upgrade your sympa 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 4.0 alias etch
- -------------------------------

Source archives:

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:      625 c7e720e56b1c4e9778cea822ed150a19
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    96804 a93d8ec3dcbc0a0aed99e513c5749c0e
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:  5102528 355cb9174841205831191c93a83da895

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_alpha.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3589148 26b92215ed7b17531c3702ff76b30901

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_amd64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3591854 531781d522ad5f02e6c5b658883ed37d

arm architecture (ARM)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_arm.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3590606 dc3437760b7db4761f90e992e3638c52

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_hppa.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3591482 5601933860831577cb017cb0aa3b31fe

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_i386.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3567454 0c6e3d6046f7d0e9920ed7ce9780b103

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_ia64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3571256 c294184494968264ff0857fc2b907711

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_mips.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3584362 1b3371fe22966b198a3c338167e71909

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_powerpc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3568314 57c566c13cd31f66bbe3652b4c9ea3e7

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_s390.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3568574 afab57a71590dcdd685746b6500040b0

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_5.2.3-1.2+etch1_sparc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3568016 0bf312e31bb5df28404ea40842845caf


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

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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
 
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