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Home » Hacking News » [CLA-2002:551] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - pine

[CLA-2002:551] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - pine

by Nikola Strahija on December 4th, 2002 SUMMARY : Denial of Service (DoS)


DESCRIPTION
Pine is a mail and news text based client developed by the Washington
University[1].

Linus Sj÷berg ([email protected]) discovered[2] a vulnerability that
allows an attacker to send a fully legal e-mail message with the
"From:" header crafted in such a way that will crash pine on
startup.

By exploiting this, an attacker can prevent the pine user of starting
the program to manage his/her mailbox. It was not confirmed if it is
possible to execute arbitrary code by exploiting this vulnerability,
but such a possibility exists.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned[3] the name CAN-2002-1320 to this issue.

Please notice that this new version of pine (4.50) includes several
new features and other bugfixes, as documented in the official
changelog[4].


SOLUTION
All pine users should upgrade.


REFERENCES:
1.http://www.washington.edu/pine/
2.http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=103668430620531&w=2
3.http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2002-1320
4.http://www.washington.edu/pine/changes/4.44-to-4.50.html


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/pico-4.50L-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/pilot-4.50L-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/pine-4.50L-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/pine-4.50L-1U70_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/pico-4.50L-1U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/pilot-4.50L-1U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/pine-4.50L-1U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/pine-4.50L-1U80_1cl.src.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform
upgrades of RPM packages:
- add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
(you may also use linuxconf to do this):

rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

- run: apt-get update
- after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples
can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en
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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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