Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: getmailSep 27, 2004, 15:14 (0 Talkback[s])
Package : getmail
A security problem has been discovered in getmail, a POP3 and APOP mail gatherer and forwarder. An attacker with a shell account on the victims host could utilise getmail to overwrite arbitrary files when it is running as root.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.7-2.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 3.2.5-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your getmail package.
will fetch the file for you
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:
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 3.0 alias woody
Architecture independent components:
These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.
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: email@example.com
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
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