New version of sendmail-wide released
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Debian The version of sendmail-wide that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 has a slight problem in the code to regenerate the aliases database. Sendmail allowed any user to run sendmail with the -bi option to (re)initialize the aliases database. The user could then interrupt sendmail and leave the system with a broken aliases database.
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Debian Security Advisory                             security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/      
                   Wichert Akkerman
December  7, 1999
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The version of sendmail-wide that was distributed with Debian GNU/Linux
2.1 has a slight problem in the code to regenerate the aliases database.
Sendmail allowed any user to run sendmail with the -bi option to
(re)initialize the aliases database. The user could then interrupt
sendmail and leave the system with a broken aliases database.

This has been fixed in version 8.9.3+3.2W-3slink1 by only allowing root
and trusted users to regenerate the aliases database.

We recommend you upgrade your sendmail package to new version.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink
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  This version of Debian was released only for Intel ia32, the Motorola
  680x0, the alpha and the Sun sparc architecture.

  Source archives:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/sendmail
-wide_8.9.3+3.2W-3slink1.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 8c34a22aeac39ca896dc6d88526563f8
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/sendmail-
wide_8.9.3+3.2W-3slink1.dsc
      MD5 checksum: e1ee230d9060a75e0a2ca02b6897f17a
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/sou
rce/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 8927d7e4602ccbb2fd817a288dae5119

  Alpha architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
alpha/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W-3slink1_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: 92bbca2bfab5136590bc2cfa2ce5b67c

  Intel ia32 architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
i386/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W-3slink1_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: 278719bd937146061c13653b87663640

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
m68k/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W-3slink1_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: db94cbe812e5e20a6642695d7d777ccd

  Sun Sparc architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-
sparc/sendmail-wide_8.9.3+3.2W-3slink1_sparc.deb
      MD5 checksum: facfde05b670573be7828e51e8e273ea

  These files will be moved into
  ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.


For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate
directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

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