RedHat: Low: imap security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated imap packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1. This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Low: imap security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:114-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-114.html
Issue date:        2005-02-18
Updated on:        2005-02-18
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2003-0297
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1. Summary:

Updated imap packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386

3. Problem description:

The imap package provides server daemons for both the IMAP (Internet
Message Access Protocol) and POP (Post Office Protocol) mail access
protocols.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the c-client IMAP client.  An attacker
could create a malicious IMAP server that if connected to by a victim could
execute arbitrary code on the client machine.  The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0297
to this issue.

Users of imap are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

97344 - CAN-2003-0297 c-client imap issue

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/imap-2001a-11.0as.src.rpm
9e1292058931aa176223e9cbf553d44f  imap-2001a-11.0as.src.rpm

i386:
c938f43eedcfd404d05e5852e6dc68d1  imap-2001a-11.0as.i386.rpm
be2e164e602d430cc75be33cbc19caf2  imap-devel-2001a-11.0as.i386.rpm

ia64:
b8eefa1621ec847853338ccd7ddd1145  imap-2001a-11.0as.ia64.rpm
cdbd9327ae35f1017542e03110dd26ae  imap-devel-2001a-11.0as.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/imap-2001a-11.0as.src.rpm
9e1292058931aa176223e9cbf553d44f  imap-2001a-11.0as.src.rpm

ia64:
b8eefa1621ec847853338ccd7ddd1145  imap-2001a-11.0as.ia64.rpm
cdbd9327ae35f1017542e03110dd26ae  imap-devel-2001a-11.0as.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/imap-2001a-11.0as.src.rpm
9e1292058931aa176223e9cbf553d44f  imap-2001a-11.0as.src.rpm

i386:
c938f43eedcfd404d05e5852e6dc68d1  imap-2001a-11.0as.i386.rpm
be2e164e602d430cc75be33cbc19caf2  imap-devel-2001a-11.0as.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0297

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

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