Debian: 'mutt' buffer overflow vulnerability
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Debian Joost Pol found a buffer overflow in the address handling code ofmutt (a popular mail user agent). Even though this is a one byteoverflow this is exploitable.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-096-1                   security@debian.org 
http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
January  2, 2002
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Package        : mutt
Problem type   : buffer overflow
Debian-specific: no

Joost Pol found a buffer overflow in the address handling code of
mutt (a popular mail user agent). Even though this is a one byte
overflow this is exploitable.

This has been fixed upstream in version 1.2.5.1 and 1.3.25. The
relevant patch has been added to version 1.2.5-5 of the Debian
package.

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


Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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  Potato was released for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc.
  At this moment packages for sparc are not yet available.

  Source archives:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/mutt_1.2.5-5.diff.gz
      MD5 checksum: 04f7c13c3bf6a1d4fcb4bf1a594522a1
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/mutt_1.2.5-5.dsc
      MD5 checksum: 0ba73a6dd8029339329c27b56087ebce
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/mutt_1.2.5.orig.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 0ba5367059abdd55daceb82dce6be42f

  Alpha architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/mutt_1.2.5-5_alpha.deb
      MD5 checksum: b206557565607833551219ff67737cd4

  ARM architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/mutt_1.2.5-5_arm.deb
      MD5 checksum: 57c0c2602c3bfde3f459f01515432eac

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/mutt_1.2.5-5_i386.deb
      MD5 checksum: d72fa58b0914762674648a68d410b4b9

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/mutt_1.2.5-5_m68k.deb
      MD5 checksum: 266c451cee06693e7f40917b0465981a

  PowerPC architecture:
     http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/mutt_1.2.5-5_powerpc.deb
      MD5 checksum: aec60dae6148ac9da29c111e70ea77b0

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

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

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