Debian: 2021-2: spamass-milter: missing input sanitization
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian The latest DSA for spamass-milter introduced a regression: when running spamass-milter with -x, a zombie process is left around for every mail received. This update corrects this problem. For reference, the original advisory text is provided below. [More...]
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2021-2                  security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Giuseppe Iuculano
April 26, 2010                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : spamass-milter
Vulnerability  : missing input sanitization
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CVE-2010-1132
Debian Bug     : 573228 575019

The latest DSA for spamass-milter introduced a regression: when running
spamass-milter with -x, a zombie process is left around for every mail
received. This update corrects this problem. 
For reference, the original advisory text is provided below.

It was discovered a missing input sanitization in spamass-milter, a milter
used to filter mail through spamassassin.
This allows a remote attacker to inject and execute arbitrary shell commands.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.3.1-8+lenny2.

For the testing (squeeze) and unstable (sid) distribution this problem
has been fixed in version 0.3.1-9.

We recommend that you upgrade your spamass-milter 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 (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamass-milter/spamass-milter_0.3.1.orig.tar.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:   141144 ca6bf6a9c88db74a6bfea41f499c0ba6
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamass-milter/spamass-milter_0.3.1-8+lenny2.dsc
    Size/MD5 checksum:     1050 435e426d0273445fb52e165fbad3bdaa
  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamass-milter/spamass-milter_0.3.1-8+lenny2.diff.gz
    Size/MD5 checksum:    35530 43455ddb3b2c2e3e9cf8669bed77cf1f

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamass-milter/spamass-milter_0.3.1-8+lenny2_alpha.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    54706 955bfdc5d5ba59328202a5e0a0bb8dc8

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamass-milter/spamass-milter_0.3.1-8+lenny2_amd64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    52872 65cb3550e38e91b0becfe9fa815df423

arm architecture (ARM)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamass-milter/spamass-milter_0.3.1-8+lenny2_arm.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    51398 8812a1fd5575f2527abc49063323ba72

armel architecture (ARM EABI)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamass-milter/spamass-milter_0.3.1-8+lenny2_armel.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    48034 b9faf59a827b530dc445874121e70d94

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamass-milter/spamass-milter_0.3.1-8+lenny2_hppa.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    55664 cff474d7f19abc0341bb7d5dcddb69e7

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamass-milter/spamass-milter_0.3.1-8+lenny2_i386.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    51194 1141ef8d5c7a875ec3237dc0bbc99c31

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamass-milter/spamass-milter_0.3.1-8+lenny2_ia64.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    59570 c5a00577d909d11277102afe87a02d02

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamass-milter/spamass-milter_0.3.1-8+lenny2_mips.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    51438 eb68d14fe14ecb6d7051bbf0a1d2dcf8

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamass-milter/spamass-milter_0.3.1-8+lenny2_powerpc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    55752 a68c767ee2dc132b1f31ed3cd7543edf

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamass-milter/spamass-milter_0.3.1-8+lenny2_s390.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    51448 46dd94373ce2c8495e2b9826f2292c9e

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

  http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/spamass-milter/spamass-milter_0.3.1-8+lenny2_sparc.deb
    Size/MD5 checksum:    50004 82fb4f0420995ebb65ebf30ebbc61220


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

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