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Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: imap

Jun 11, 2001, 23:14 (0 Talkback[s])
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <security@linux-mandrake.com>
Subject: MDKSA-2001:054 - imap update
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 11:47:53 -0600


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           imap
Date:                   June 11th, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:054

Affected versions:      7.1, 7.2, 8.0, Corporate Server 1.0.1

Problem Description:

 Several buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been found in the UW-IMAP
 package by the authors and independant groups.  These vulnerabilities
 can be exploited only once a user has authenticated which limits the
 extent of the vulnerability to a remote shell with that user's
 permissions.  On systems where the user already has a shell, nothing
 new will be provided to that user, unless the user has only local shell
 access.  On systems where the email accounts do not provide shell
 access, however, the problem is much greater.



Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:
  rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team at
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
6bf29864715e9a7fcfca87fcbba9774f  7.1/RPMS/imap-2000c-4.6mdk.i586.rpm
a0868dc57cf7ce8a39baeba197d44132  7.1/RPMS/imap-devel-2000c-4.6mdk.i586.rpm
e574413ee56c8a30bcc907e4a3042eac  7.1/SRPMS/imap-2000c-4.6mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
84255f2e48d8941a9ebfc9b96aa29485  7.2/RPMS/imap-2000c-4.5mdk.i586.rpm
641bb3f1c7a89d21826074a24f1f480f  7.2/RPMS/imap-devel-2000c-4.5mdk.i586.rpm
0e123cce424178305fb86e739c198734  7.2/SRPMS/imap-2000c-4.5mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
6a452cc1dc11d0b4e463bad8ad72c76f  8.0/RPMS/imap-2000c-4.4mdk.i586.rpm
b5e240934dce233b30b3b9b3dd378548  8.0/RPMS/imap-devel-2000c-4.4mdk.i586.rpm
7e3c70c61268f0cc2ee129d17e363897  8.0/SRPMS/imap-2000c-4.4mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
6bf29864715e9a7fcfca87fcbba9774f  1.0.1/RPMS/imap-2000c-4.6mdk.i586.rpm
a0868dc57cf7ce8a39baeba197d44132  1.0.1/RPMS/imap-devel-2000c-4.6mdk.i586.rpm
e574413ee56c8a30bcc907e4a3042eac  1.0.1/SRPMS/imap-2000c-4.6mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):


To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.

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

You can download the updates directly from one of the mirror sites
listed at:


Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/" directory.
For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM package for
Mandrake Linux 8.0, look for it in "updates/8.0/RPMS/".  Updated source
RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not need to download

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

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