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Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: cgiemail

Feb 12, 2004, 16:14 (0 Talkback[s])

Debian Security Advisory DSA 437-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman
February 11th, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq


Package : cgiemail
Vulnerability : open mail relay
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids : CAN-2002-1575
Debian bug : 222870

A vulnerability was discovered in cgiemail, a CGI program used to email the contentsof an HTML form, whereby it could be used to send email to arbitrary addresses. This type of vulnerability is commonly exploited to send unsolicited commercial email (spam).

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.6-14woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.6-20.

We recommend that you update your cgiemail package.

Upgrade Instructions


wget url

will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb

will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update

will update the internal database apt-get upgrade

will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody


Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cgiemail/cgiemail_1.6-14woody1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 575 76ad475f8c1c7c105630f041f371453f
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cgiemail/cgiemail_1.6-14woody1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 13949 de7dcfe1b5659bfb8200ae9f6ba66bec
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cgiemail/cgiemail_1.6.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 36174 e8dc83b1399ad1f2f7575e042f9f4e6a

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cgiemail/cgiemail_1.6-14woody1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 37578 4252c11d27cecc2f15899bc79ac7940c

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cgiemail/cgiemail_1.6-14woody1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 32210 bdf65ed727702ec25f8e76bcaa3db393

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cgiemail/cgiemail_1.6-14woody1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 31962 e7798f8a3eebd9796828a98524c6a073

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cgiemail/cgiemail_1.6-14woody1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 68338 240c48e25f6b376fdc2a0c33ba105ce9

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cgiemail/cgiemail_1.6-14woody1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 33512 670b30fff3792448219502f6a60c2ffb

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cgiemail/cgiemail_1.6-14woody1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 31464 521b7070da654319b1956cf64ec01414

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cgiemail/cgiemail_1.6-14woody1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 35320 b89b02a55f4cb58d7c0f7724e174fe99

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cgiemail/cgiemail_1.6-14woody1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 34972 e7345ca06ffd53e5b9885ae34f42f771

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cgiemail/cgiemail_1.6-14woody1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 33308 7f88d6ffe3e4519cbc05316a005e8383

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cgiemail/cgiemail_1.6-14woody1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 32588 b0cfcc64b0a92041e5c26bce74d85e52

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/c/cgiemail/cgiemail_1.6-14woody1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 35140 34975e6d0ec221248af3f0241e5b4167

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next revision.


For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>