Gentoo: qpopper buffer overflow vulnerability
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Gentoo Under certain conditions it is possible to execute arbitrary code using a buffer overflow in the recent qpopper.

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200303-12
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          PACKAGE : qpopper
          SUMMARY : buffer overflow
             DATE : 2003-03-17 09:50 UTC
          EXPLOIT : remote
VERSIONS AFFECTED : <4.0.5
    FIXED VERSION : >=4.0.5
              CVE : CAN-2003-0143

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- From advisory:

"Under certain conditions it is possible to execute arbitrary code using
a buffer overflow in the recent qpopper.

You need a valid username/password-combination and code is (depending on
the setup) usually executed with the user's uid and gid mail."

Read the full advisory at: 
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=104739841223916&w=2

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-mail/qpopper upgrade to qpopper-4.0.5 as follows:

emerge sync
emerge qpopper
emerge clean

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