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Debian: New metamail packages fix arbitrary code execution

Ulf Harnhammar discoverd a buffer overflow in metamail, an implementation of MIME (Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions), that could lead to a denial of service or potentially execute arbitrary code when processing messages. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 995-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                 Steve Kemp
March 13th, 2006                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : metamail
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-0709
BugTraq ID     : 16611
Debian Bug     : 352482

Ulf Harnhammar discoverd a buffer overflow in metamail, an
implementation of MIME (Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions), that
could lead to a denial of service or potentially execute arbitrary
code when processing messages.

For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7-45woody.4.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7-47sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7-51.

We recommend that you upgrade your metamail package.


Upgrade Instructions
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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
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-45woody.4.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      613 6ee8aeff0f14e5d799a670fe727039c7
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-45woody.4.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   333628 22588d5a91f53fdc1a6458c5519d2512
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   156656 c6967e9bc5d3c919764b02df24efca01

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-45woody.4_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   166084 a45a36ff283de7cb3ab3e43694f90c45

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-45woody.4_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   153404 52e740cb6dbc32c860da10010bb90571

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-45woody.4_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   150578 4d3e962558adfd7f43859b9f7fd30450

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-45woody.4_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   205790 1e9d9f11ca4fbb1863db2e205d808c23

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-45woody.4_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   153406 7897b81f6f0ee82abbcf415e258d8c9d

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-45woody.4_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   146400 a3cc53e414d0e60e54e4ac92849b4d0d

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-45woody.4_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   158558 82cd3b0bb263e24f0a6f7c500a01d0af

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-45woody.4_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   158562 b0a037641e1fa292decffa319cf75daf

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-45woody.4_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   148694 f326ccce8fd7cf2445e0f716fcc65143

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-45woody.4_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   151512 ad0e4e1d1ee73ac300e4f1dc07bcfb5d

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-45woody.4_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   155492 cf37f006621cbff83fb236afd8bfc223


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-47sarge1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      594 3131f64cf684d62318636b8589acbc94
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-47sarge1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   340408 165af1d9cff83f10103ebddfdb90f2ad
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   156656 c6967e9bc5d3c919764b02df24efca01

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-47sarge1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   168190 f31837660b8971eecd951def396c0379

  AMD64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-47sarge1_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   160420 ff733653f1d7df67115d61fa8df86406

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-47sarge1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   154186 937894d91d29082fa76ffea6d54e756f

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-47sarge1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   148676 58b08e364eefebe313a6fb6308ed5bf9

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-47sarge1_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   198062 fce924b058a6b833bf18f9f2ecbc4456

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-47sarge1_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   159538 7bd1f8661de8ef52f7391022a12b023b

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-47sarge1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   148334 03af976c9a4f9e84493b8740ec97d459

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-47sarge1_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   166488 c228360db9655a46526ae72ff190d170

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-47sarge1_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   166320 120c2c081b45c4d7d90a58e65a11f984

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-47sarge1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   160878 ada001589f143bbe6215f12507ce6c4c

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-47sarge1_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   158718 0f70d83bff2a30d8dab1d798072d4157

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/metamail/metamail_2.7-47sarge1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   152086 b4776767e71f5202a4a188d032762b24


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

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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 ' and http://packages.debian.org/

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