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Debian Security Advisory: New version of mailx released

Aug 09, 2000, 07:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wichert Akkerman)

Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 23:10:51 -0700
From: Wichert Akkerman wichert@cistron.nl
To: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: [SECURITY] New version of mailx released

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Debian Security Advisory                                security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                   Wichert Akkerman 
August  8, 2000

Package        : mailx
Problem type   : local exploit
Debian-specific: no
mailx is a often used by other programs to send email. Unfortunately mailx as distributed in Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 has some features that made it possible to execute system commands if a user can trick a privileged program to send email using /usr/bin/mail.

This has been fixed in version 8.1.1-10.1.1slink.2 by no longer allowing all configuration options to be set using the environment.

We recommend you upgrade your mailx package immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.
Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink

This version of Debian was released only for Intel, the Motorola 680x0, the alpha and the Sun sparc architecture.

Source archives:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.1slink.2.diff.gz
MD5 checksum: edcd9210ef001cfde91252abd3547ab1
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.1slink.2.dsc
MD5 checksum: 508850b252b8f4797cfc38ce3e63ac57
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/source/mailx_8.1.1.orig.tar.gz
MD5 checksum: c779002cb043b57fd5198ec2032cacb0

Alpha architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-alpha/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.1slink.2_alpha.deb
MD5 checksum: 8a218e08fd337c260504ffce82954426

Intel ia32 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-i386/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.1slink.2_i386.deb
MD5 checksum: 1eb602833806b8a7a3d30a2515eadf72

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-m68k/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.1slink.2_m68k.deb
MD5 checksum: b31f0ec28bd6a42108f1bb51e6795fed

Sun Sparc architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/binary-sparc/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.1slink.2_sparc.deb
MD5 checksum: e6f6f193c85b45f9220fa9819326d6ac

These files will be moved into
ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato


Please note that woody has not been released yet. However since potato is very close to being release security updates are already being made available on security.debian.org.

Potato will be release for alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc. However at this moment fixes are not available for all architectures. Packages for architectures not mentioned here will be available shortly on security.debian.org .

Source archives:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.3.diff.gz
MD5 checksum: 95f3a7a1305c6c276471d02f33d0c837
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.3.dsc
MD5 checksum: fea46d4eb874052ff4b440fac3c0c976
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/source/mailx_8.1.1.orig.tar.gz
MD5 checksum: c779002cb043b57fd5198ec2032cacb0

Alpha architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-alpha/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.3_alpha.deb
MD5 checksum: d85e6f8ca7822c36d2947cc5f07c9d59

ARM architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-arm/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.3_arm.deb
MD5 checksum: 37bd5565a76a96391ca6cf3c2116d74b

Intel ia32 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-i386/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.3_i386.deb
MD5 checksum: fefd4a769160b8a1ed25df4d62dc4a2b

PowerPC architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-powerpc/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.3_powerpc.deb
MD5 checksum: 990e9168c99dc1661011577c203a8d53

Sun Sparc architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/potato/updates/main/binary-sparc/mailx_8.1.1-10.1.3_sparc.deb
MD5 checksum: 9ccb4cc89c5d9ec6e912034ff1584b90

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate directory
ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .


For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable updates
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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