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Slackware Linux Advisories: mutt, xfree86

Feb 12, 2004, 23:56 (1 Talkback[s])

[slackware-security] mutt security update (SSA:2004-043-01)

Mutt is a text-based program for reading electronic mail.

New mutt packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and -current. These have been upgraded to version 1.4.2i to fix a buffer overflow that could lead to a machine compromise. All sites using mutt should upgrade to the new mutt package.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0078

Here are the details from the Slackware 9.1 ChangeLog:
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Thu Feb 12 10:00:37 PST 2004
patches/packages/mutt-1.4.2i-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mutt-1.4.2i.
This fixes an overflow that is a potential security hole. Here's the information from www.mutt.org/:
"Mutt 1.4.2 was released on February 11, 2004. This version fixes a buffer overflow that can be triggered by incoming messages. There are reports about spam that has actually triggered this problem and crashed mutt. It is recommended that users of mutt versions prior to 1.4.2 upgrade to this version, or apply the patch included below."
(* Security fix *)
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WHERE TO FIND THE NEW PACKAGE:

Updated package for Slackware 8.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/mutt-1.4.2i-i386-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/mutt-1.4.2i-i386-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/mutt-1.4.2i-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/mutt-1.4.2i-i486-1.tgz

MD5 SIGNATURES:

Slackware 8.1 package:
6250fb75363a53d2286721c48d621698 mutt-1.4.2i-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
47baa04aa5a84862e682cac9232b9c91 mutt-1.4.2i-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
86a9330a2e9a0dcc9e34fce1ec6365e1 mutt-1.4.2i-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
e3e397cba66b0c278d74dc31cec3c96d mutt-1.4.2i-i486-1.tgz

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Upgrade the mutt package with upgradepkg:

# upgradepkg mutt-1.4.2i-i486-1.tgz

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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

[slackware-security] XFree86 security update (SSA:2004-043-02)

New XFree86 base packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and -current. These fix overflows which could possibly be exploited to gain unauthorized root access. All sites running XFree86 should upgrade to the new package.

More details about these issues may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0083
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0084
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0106

Here are the details from the Slackware 9.1 ChangeLog:
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Thu Feb 12 10:00:37 PST 2004
patches/packages/xfree86-4.3.0-i486-6.tgz: Patched to fix buffer overflow problems with the parsing of 'font.alias' files that could allow unauthorized code execution. For more details, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0083
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0084
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0106
(* Security fix *)
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WHERE TO FIND THE NEW PACKAGE:

Updated package for Slackware 8.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/xfree86-4.2.1-i386-3.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/xfree86-4.3.0-i386-3.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/xfree86-4.3.0-i486-6.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/xfree86-4.3.0-i486-6.tgz

MD5 SIGNATURES:

Slackware 8.1 package:
747237b30c8531719c814eb577c3d4a1 xfree86-4.2.1-i386-3.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
27b14f5599c85ea7b01bc8917898238e xfree86-4.3.0-i386-3.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
cfc34e7db675c7a6ed122c049ff17e3d xfree86-4.3.0-i486-6.tgz

Slackware -current package:
cfc34e7db675c7a6ed122c049ff17e3d xfree86-4.3.0-i486-6.tgz

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Upgrade the base XFree86 package with upgradepkg:

# upgradepkg xfree86-4.3.0-i486-6.tgz

X will need to be restarted for the changes to take effect.

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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com