Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: pine update
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Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 17:45:12 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2000:073-1 - pine update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: pine
Date: November 27th, 2000
Original Advisory Date: November 20th, 2000
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2000:073-1
Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
By adding specific headers to messages, the pine mail reader
could be made to exit with an error message when users attempted to
manipulate mail folders containing those messages.
The previous announcement did not make mention of another
vulnerability in pine 4.21 and previous in that it also contains a
buffer overflow vulnerability which allows a remote user to execute
arbitrary code on the local client by the sending of a
specially-crafted email message. The overflow occurs during the
periodic "new mail" checking of an open folder.
Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates prior to
upgrading to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You
can do this by running the md5sum program on the downloaded package
by using "md5sum package.rpm".
To upgrade automatically, use
If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package
from one of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with "rpm -Uvh
You can download the updates directly from:
Or try one of the other mirrors listed at:
Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/"
directory. For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM
package for Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/RPMS/".
Updated source RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not
need to download them.
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours
to update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of
the two above-listed mirrors.
You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake
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