Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: imap
Jun 11, 2001, 23:14 (0 Talkback[s])
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From: Linux Mandrake Security Team <email@example.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
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.
Mandrake Linux 8.0:
Corporate Server 1.0.1:
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
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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