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Immunix OS Security Advisory: fetchmail

Jun 15, 2001, 13:30 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 16:54:35 -0700
From: Immunix Security Team <security@wirex.com>
Subject: fetchmail update -- Immunix OS 6.2, 7.0-beta, 7.0

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        Immunix OS Security Advisory

Packages updated:       fetchmail
Affected products:      Immunix OS 6.2, 7.0-beta, and 7.0
Bugs fixed:             immunix/1618
Date:                   Wed Jun 13 2001
Advisory ID:            IMNX-2001-70-025-01
Author:                 Seth Arnold <sarnold@wirex.com>
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Description:
  Fetchmail, as shipped with Immunix OS 6.2 and 7.0, contains a buffer
  overflow in the handling of headers. StackGuard will prevent exploits
  from granting privileges; however, denial of service attacks are
  possible.

  References:
  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?archive=3Dno&bug=3D100394

  Thanks go to Wolfram Kleff for finding this problem and Henrique de
  Moraes Holschuh for supplying a fix.

Package names and locations:
  Precompiled binary packages for Immunix 6.2 are available at:
http://download.immunix.org/ImmunixOS/6.2/updates/RPMS/fetchmail-5.3.1-2_St=
ackGuard.i386.rpm
http://download.immunix.org/ImmunixOS/6.2/updates/RPMS/fetchmailconf-5.3.1-=
2_StackGuard.i386.rpm

  Source packages for Immunix 6.2 are available at:
http://download.immunix.org/ImmunixOS/6.2/updates/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.3.1-2_S=
tackGuard.src.rpm

  Precompiled binary packages for Immunix 7.0-beta and 7.0 are available at:
http://download.immunix.org/ImmunixOS/7.0/updates/RPMS/fetchmail-5.5.0-4_im=
nx.i386.rpm
http://download.immunix.org/ImmunixOS/7.0/updates/RPMS/fetchmailconf-5.5.0-=
4_imnx.i386.rpm

  Source package for Immunix 7.0-beta and 7.0 is available at:
http://download.immunix.org/ImmunixOS/7.0/updates/SRPMS/fetchmail-5.5.0-4_i=
mnx.src.rpm

md5sums of the packages:
6.2:
  ea10b64694935dd20be38df09924736a  RPMS/fetchmail-5.3.1-2_StackGuard.i386.rpm
  fdebb78fcabdc43a811f9ed546252850  RPMS/fetchmailconf-5.3.1-2_StackGuard.i386.rpm
  eb7af556575d1d0e6e59976aa5b09730  SRPMS/fetchmail-5.3.1-2_StackGuard.src.rpm

7.0:
  e8169308534f68bc978ed2c1bc0aeeca  RPMS/fetchmail-5.5.0-4_imnx.i386.rpm
  242f4aa0fe21c71f1ddce4cf5c6cb0a0  RPMS/fetchmailconf-5.5.0-4_imnx.i386.rpm
  c8c4069439fe66caf013fea502947ada  SRPMS/fetchmail-5.5.0-4_imnx.src.rpm

GPG verification:                                                          

  Our public key is available at http://wirex.com/security/GPG_KEY

  *** NOTE *** This key is different from the one used in advisories       

  IMNX-2001-70-020-01 and earlier.

Online version of all Immunix 6.2 updates and advisories:
  http://immunix.org/ImmunixOS/6.2/updates/

Online version of all Immunix 7.0-beta updates and advisories:
  http://immunix.org/ImmunixOS/7.0-beta/updates/

Online version of all Immunix 7.0 updates and advisories:
  http://immunix.org/ImmunixOS/7.0/updates/

NOTE:
  Ibiblio is graciously mirroring our updates, so if the links above are
  slow, please try:
    ftp://ftp.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distributions/immunix/
  or one of the many mirrors available at:
    http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/MIRRORS.html

Contact information:
  To report vulnerabilities, please contact security@wirex.com. WireX=20
  attempts to conform to the RFP vulnerability disclosure protocol
  http://www.wiretrip.net/rfp/policy.html