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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 <>
Subject: MDKSA-2001:067 - elm update


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

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

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.



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
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

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):


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:

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

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

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