Package : mailutils Vulnerability : several Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CAN-2005-1520 CAN-2005-1521 CAN-2005-1522 CAN-2005-1523
"infamous41md" discovered several vulnerabilities in the GNU mailutils package which contains utilities for handling mail. These problems can lead to a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following vulnerabilities.
Buffer overflow mail header handling may allow a remote attacker to execute commands with the privileges of the targeted user.
Combined integer and heap overflow in the fetch routine can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
Denial of service in the fetch routine.
Format string vulnerability can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 20020409-1woody2.
For the testing distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.6.1-4.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 0.6.1-4.
We recommend that you upgrade your mailutils packages.
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 --------------------------------