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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: pine update

Nov 28, 2000, 20:13 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 17:45:12 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@linux-mandrake.com
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements security-announce@linux-mandrake.com
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

Problem Description:

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".

Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
6102f60e5c1847d48e713cd197476c48 6.0/RPMS/pine-4.30-3.3mdk.i586.rpm
b19397fda44d4b23d2824fc2245ebc53 6.0/SRPMS/pine-4.30-3.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
94903ad5ac00ffda41d521160d32a40b 6.1/RPMS/pine-4.30-3.3mdk.i586.rpm
b19397fda44d4b23d2824fc2245ebc53 6.1/SRPMS/pine-4.30-3.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
5b902033b3fed2434903db3b92132540 7.0/RPMS/pine-4.30-3.3mdk.i586.rpm
b19397fda44d4b23d2824fc2245ebc53 7.0/SRPMS/pine-4.30-3.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
caf4defdd635fa882b35c16b0f556683 7.1/RPMS/pine-4.30-3.2mdk.i586.rpm
95a4a83fe3c602f9fc1416eff107952c 7.1/SRPMS/pine-4.30-3.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
4213c046974d17cbce020814636de281 7.2/RPMS/pine-4.30-3.1mdk.i586.rpm
eb24c5cc0c4878206b19c1f459831f39 7.2/SRPMS/pine-4.30-3.1mdk.src.rpm

To upgrade automatically, use <<MandrakeUpdate>>.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with "rpm -Uvh package_name".

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.

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