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Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - imp

Jul 26, 2001, 08:54 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 18:25:55 -0300
Subject: [CLA-2001:410] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - imp
From: secure@conectiva.com.br

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : imp
SUMMARY   : Remote vulnerability affects the IMP webmail system
DATE      : 2001-07-25 18:21:00
ID        : CLA-2001:410
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0

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DESCRIPTION
 "imp" is a webmail system that uses the "horde" framework.
 The authors have released new versions of IMP and HORDE that address
 security vulnerabilities disclosed by giancarlo pinerolo
 (giancarlo@navigare.net) and Nick Cleaton (nick@cleaton.net), as well
 as one problem found during an internal audit.
 
 1. A remote attacker could trick the server into fetching scripts
 from another host and then execute them. This could be used to get
 access to the server running this webmail system.
 
 2. An attacker might also execute malicious javascript code in the
 browser of an user who is reading an email sent by the attacker with
 special "javascript:" encodings.
 
 3. An attacker could make the server read a file called "prefs.lang"
 and execute it as PHP code. The attacker would have to be able to
 create that file first, which implies at least some sort of write
 access, such as one provided by a shell account, or ftp upload.


SOLUTION
 It is recommended that all users of the IMP webmail system (and
 HORDE) upgrade their systems.
 
 REFERENCES
 1. http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3079
 2. ftp://ftp.horde.org/pub/imp/imp-2.2.6-README


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/SRPMS/horde-1.2.6-1U41_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/SRPMS/imp-2.2.6-1U41_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/noarch/horde-1.2.6-1U41_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/noarch/horde-mysql-1.2.6-1U41_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/noarch/horde-shm-1.2.6-1U41_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/noarch/horde-pgsql-1.2.6-1U41_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/noarch/imp-2.2.6-1U41_2cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/SRPMS/horde-1.2.6-1U42_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/SRPMS/imp-2.2.6-1U42_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/noarch/horde-1.2.6-1U42_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/noarch/horde-shm-1.2.6-1U42_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/noarch/horde-mysql-1.2.6-1U42_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/noarch/horde-pgsql-1.2.6-1U42_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/noarch/imp-2.2.6-1U42_2cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/SRPMS/horde-1.2.6-1U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/SRPMS/imp-2.2.6-1U50_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/noarch/horde-mysql-1.2.6-1U50_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/noarch/horde-1.2.6-1U50_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/noarch/horde-shm-1.2.6-1U50_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/noarch/horde-pgsql-1.2.6-1U50_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/noarch/imp-2.2.6-1U50_2cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/SRPMS/horde-1.2.6-1U51_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/SRPMS/imp-2.2.6-1U51_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/noarch/horde-pgsql-1.2.6-1U51_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/noarch/horde-1.2.6-1U51_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/noarch/horde-mysql-1.2.6-1U51_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/noarch/horde-shm-1.2.6-1U51_1cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/noarch/imp-2.2.6-1U51_2cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/imp-2.2.6-1U60_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/horde-1.2.6-1U60_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/horde-mysql-1.2.6-1U60_2cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/horde-1.2.6-1U60_2cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/horde-shm-1.2.6-1U60_2cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/imp-2.2.6-1U60_2cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/horde-pgsql-1.2.6-1U60_2cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/horde-1.2.6-1U70_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/imp-2.2.6-1U70_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/imp-2.2.6-1U70_2cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/horde-mysql-1.2.6-1U70_2cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/horde-pgsql-1.2.6-1U70_2cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/horde-shm-1.2.6-1U70_2cl.noarch.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/horde-1.2.6-1U70_2cl.noarch.rpm

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform 
 upgrades of RPM packages:
 - add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
   (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

 rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en
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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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