Debian: New sympa packages fix potential arbitrary code execution
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 677-1                                        Martin Schulze
February 11th, 2005           
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Package        : sympa
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0073

Erik Sjölund discovered that a support script of sympa, a mailing list
manager, is running setuid sympa and vulnerable to a buffer overflow.
This could potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code under
the sympa user id.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.3.3-3woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your sympa package.

Upgrade Instructions
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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
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  Source archives:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:  1457710 59776560bfb6c124c5a25129127383be

  Architecture independent components:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   349648 0933a74b3e7b529bc3ccfff1e44fd310

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   636122 bcf354d30dd2bda45baeebb512ac84f2

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   634994 3936100bb555bc3f0c67cc4476138d46

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   634982 bb63c09723a848b727d95994d9804ee9

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   637714 2f88784e6c5a9cffdb5a75c56e08ec6d

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   635516 9808c2d9c7e812141c6bb21c63694903

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   635186 0fa581c1fc424991e18079e09dec910d

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   634980 b7cba06ff5e119967c0568392797d78c

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   635016 fbf75e6f39246a03007e0627b35ea8b0

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   634678 061911261f49ddd13918c1af45d2738b

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   635834 f127573347d01e3cd5daedb6235462b5

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   639518 c86008d13499edddeaf9f5f5daf5a667

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

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