Package : cyrus-imapd Vulnerability : buffer overflow Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE Id : CAN-2002-0379 CERT Advisory : VU#740169 BugTraq Id : 4713
Timo Sirainen discovered a buffer overflow in the Cyrus IMAP server, which could be exploited by a remote attacker prior to logging in. A malicious user could craft a request to run commands on the server under the UID and GID of the cyrus server.
For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.19-9.1.
For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.19-2.2.
For the current unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.19-9.10. The cyrus21-imapd packages are not vulnerable
We recommend that you upgrade your cyrus-imapd package.
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 2.2 alias potato ---------------------------------