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Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: elm

Jul 26, 2001, 08:51 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 15:22:10 -0600
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <security@linux-mandrake.com>
Subject: MDKSA-2001:067 - elm update


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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           elm
Date:                   July 25th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:067

Affected versions:      7.1, 7.2, 8.0, Corporate Server 1.0.1
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Problem Description:

 A buffer overflow exists in the elm email client when handling very
 long message-ids.  This would overwrite other header fields and could
 potentially cause further damage.
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References:

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Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:
  rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team at
  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/RPM-GPG-KEYS
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
1501005689250e46c08f638998bed315  7.1/RPMS/elm-2.5.5-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
7cda328f91fd1a322b5e4f0dba77598b  7.1/SRPMS/elm-2.5.5-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
efe6cec3d3781059ea455e3ac5afd722  7.2/RPMS/elm-2.5.5-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
d673e2c05cbcff08882946d75a1c73d3  7.2/SRPMS/elm-2.5.5-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
19ea620f1635928c679ccd8a6a1c7d93  8.0/RPMS/elm-2.5.5-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
d673e2c05cbcff08882946d75a1c73d3  8.0/SRPMS/elm-2.5.5-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
1501005689250e46c08f638998bed315  1.0.1/RPMS/elm-2.5.5-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
7cda328f91fd1a322b5e4f0dba77598b  1.0.1/SRPMS/elm-2.5.5-1.2mdk.src.rpm
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Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):

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To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".

You can download the updates directly from one of the mirror sites
listed at:

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3.

Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory.
For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for
Mandrake Linux 8.0, look for it in "updates/8.0/RPMS/".  Updated source
RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download
them.

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
update.

You can view other security advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
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Mandrake Linux has two security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

  Mandrake Linux's security announcements mailing list.  Only
  announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

security-discuss@linux-mandrake.com

  Mandrake Linux's security discussion mailing list.  This list is open
  to anyone to discuss Mandrake Linux security specifically and Linux
  security in general.

To subscribe to either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "subscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To remove yourself from either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "unsubscribe [listname]" in the body of the message.

To get more information on either list, send a message to
  sympa@linux-mandrake.com
with "info [listname]" in the body of the message.

Optionally, you can use the web interface to subscribe to or unsubscribe
from either list:

  http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/flists.php3#security