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Caldera Security Advisory: Security problems in imp

Aug 02, 2001, 01:56 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 15:32:39 -0600
From: supinfo <supinfo@caldera.com>
Subject: Security Update [CSSA-2001-026.0] Linux - Security problems in imp

                   Caldera International, Inc.  Security Advisory

Subject:                Linux - Security problems in imp
Advisory number:        CSSA-2001-027.0
Issue date:             2001, July 31
Cross reference:

1. Problem Description

    There are several security problems with IMP, a PHP based webmail
    application, shipped as part of OpenLinux 3.1 Server. These
    vulnerabilities allowed attackers to execute commands with the
    privileges of the httpd account.

2. Vulnerable Versions

   System                       Package
   OpenLinux 2.3                 not vulnerable                
   OpenLinux eServer 2.3.1       not vulnerable                
   and OpenLinux eBuilder                                      
   OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4        not vulnerable                
   OpenLinux Server 3.1          All packages previous to      
                                 imp-2.2.6-1 and
   OpenLinux Workstation 3.1     not vulnerable                

3. Solution


     If you do not need imp/horde, remove the packages:

      rpm -e imp horde

   The proper solution is to upgrade to the latest packages.

4. OpenLinux 2.3

    not vulnerable

5. OpenLinux eServer 2.3.1 and OpenLinux eBuilder for ECential 3.0

    not vulnerable

6. OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4

    not vulnerable

7. OpenLinux 3.1 Server

    7.1 Location of Fixed Packages

       The upgrade packages can be found on Caldera's FTP site at:


       The corresponding source code package can be found at:


   7.2 Verification

       9dfb2e378b4b81d481fd1b1d55a362aa  RPMS/horde-1.2.6-1.i386.rpm
       bb45a7379b387c1ac2760aa4cba22eea  RPMS/imp-2.2.6-1.i386.rpm
       4f9c59f24c2003a181bc935297045bc5  SRPMS/horde-1.2.6-1.src.rpm
       2fe6c5f4aa9e20245f05d45377967671  SRPMS/imp-2.2.6-1.src.rpm

   7.3 Installing Fixed Packages

       Upgrade the affected packages with the following commands:

         rpm -Fvh horde-1.2.6-1.i386.rpm/ imp-2.2.6-1.i386.rpm/

8. OpenLinux 3.1 Workstation

    not vulnerable

9. References

   This and other Caldera security resources are located at:


   This security fix closes Caldera's internal Problem Report 10264.

10. Disclaimer

   Caldera International, Inc. is not responsible for the misuse of
   any of the information we provide on this website and/or through our
   security advisories. Our advisories are a service to our customers
   intended to promote secure installation and use of Caldera OpenLinux.