Debian: New mailreader packages fix cross-site scripting vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 700-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
March 30th, 2005                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : mailreader
Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0386

Ulf Härnhammar from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered a
cross-site scripting problem in mailreader, a simple, but powerful WWW
mail reader system, when displaying messages of the MIME types
text/enriched or text/richtext.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.3.29-5woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.3.29-11.

We recommend that you upgrade your mailreader 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:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailreader/mailreader_2.3.29-5woody2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      623 42f2edc38e5e563013f08deb401daed2
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailreader/mailreader_2.3.29-5woody2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    40004 7c68b982f9c7e45504411805d622d4e1
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailreader/mailreader_2.3.29.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   307934 8e2687227ac737f244994e19ca3ba575

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mailreader/mailreader_2.3.29-5woody2_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   352696 32dfa7f100f7716b0b47b85b60c5c3d8


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

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