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Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: mutt, metrics

Apr 07, 2003, 17:26 (0 Talkback[s])
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 274-2                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
April 7th, 2003                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : mutt
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0167
Byrial Jensen discovered a couple of off-by-one buffer overflow in the
IMAP code of Mutt, a text-oriented mail reader supporting IMAP, MIME,
GPG, PGP and threading.  This problem could potentially allow a remote
malicious IMAP server to cause a denial of service (crash) and
possibly execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted mail folder.
This advisory only covers the old stable distribution (potato) since
DSA 274-1 already fixed the stable distribution (woody).  For the old
stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed in version
1.2.5-5.2.
We recommend that you upgrade your mutt 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 GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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  Source archives:
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5-5.2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      590 8fb484ef4a54ae0b806136fd0c241a0b
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5-5.2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    21591 c9efb077c78cfd7b8239cc96cf3ad8fd
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1973923 0ba5367059abdd55daceb82dce6be42f
  Alpha architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5-5.2_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1130904 efa96771fd9e4d8c831b360e931e36f3
  ARM architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5-5.2_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1044368 dc804baf176435e04ae30ea742777aeb
  Intel IA-32 architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5-5.2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1018660 4649d3d1b48600caacf6a4ca93f12408
  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5-5.2_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1001078 215b72365791489d99907b4bca2a9a7b
  PowerPC architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5-5.2_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1050530 e3699e0ea5aa6f802825528929f5a529
  Sun Sparc architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/mutt/mutt_1.2.5-5.2_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1047240 547236f863d5094f95f36d4ea6f4accc

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>;
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 279-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
April 7th, 2003                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : metrics
Vulnerability  : insecure temporary file creation
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0202
Paul Szabo and Matt Zimmerman discoverd two similar problems in
metrics, a tools for software metrics.  Two scripts in this package,
"halstead" and "gather_stats", open temporary files without taking
appropriate security precautions.  "halstead" is installed as a user
program, while "gather_stats" is only used in an auxiliary script
included in the source code.  These vulnerabilities could allow a
local attacker to overwrite files owned by the user running the
scripts, including root.
The stable distribution (woody) is not affected since it doesn't
contain a metrics package anymore.
For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed
in version 1.0-1.1.
The unstable distribution (sid) is not affected since it doesn't
contain a metrics package anymore.
We recommend that you upgrade your metrics package.

Upgrade Instructions
- --------------------
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 GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
- ---------------------------------
  Source archives:
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metrics/metrics_1.0-1.1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      527 8e0a5e5a4897f6748669dcbcf98c5502
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metrics/metrics_1.0-1.1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     5171 b22998c91bbf809a44097f4fd6b5c83e
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metrics/metrics_1.0.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    77716 b5c03baa70c6826b27dcababe81f4259
  Alpha architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metrics/metrics_1.0-1.1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    50216 3599a7ae7e2fe985970766e3b1143a52
  ARM architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metrics/metrics_1.0-1.1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    44056 ea4b7cebada6b730acabe45b568b2eda
  Intel IA-32 architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metrics/metrics_1.0-1.1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    42942 a9d3846fae94cc5b805b8ed8ec4ee514
  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metrics/metrics_1.0-1.1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    41778 4eb48f051e430fb72884d1212a9ad415
  PowerPC architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metrics/metrics_1.0-1.1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    44054 6a24a7813b1707ad1176b636e9b1db0b
  Sun Sparc architecture:
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metrics/metrics_1.0-1.1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    51932 4252be7738d1a6eb4a3333d86e386d5a

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>;