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MDKSA-2002:084 - Updated pine packages fix buffer overflow vulnerability

by Nikola Strahija on December 3rd, 2002 Affected versions: 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2

A vulnerability was discovered in pine while parsing and escaping
characters of email addresses; not enough memory is allocated for
storing the escaped mailbox part of the address. The resulting
buffer overflow on the heap makes pine crash. This new version of
pine, 4.50, has the vulnerability fixed. It also offers many other
bug fixes and new features.


Updated Packages:

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
58db2ae1042c63701e44134f9aa8e41a 7.2/RPMS/pine-4.50-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
2c15138d1c5dc0708627232c650ba41a 7.2/SRPMS/pine-4.50-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
b874357b18fc5864cacfddfea7ab405c 8.0/RPMS/pine-4.50-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
2c15138d1c5dc0708627232c650ba41a 8.0/SRPMS/pine-4.50-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0/PPC:
5031842b887660f019a4e5177c2c8729 ppc/8.0/RPMS/pine-4.50-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
2c15138d1c5dc0708627232c650ba41a ppc/8.0/SRPMS/pine-4.50-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1:
9e956459b74a9627f97ac7b2687593c6 8.1/RPMS/pine-4.50-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
2c15138d1c5dc0708627232c650ba41a 8.1/SRPMS/pine-4.50-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1/IA64:
96e600f16b3353d98109280de25184a5 ia64/8.1/RPMS/pine-4.50-1.1mdk.ia64.rpm
2c15138d1c5dc0708627232c650ba41a ia64/8.1/SRPMS/pine-4.50-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2:
f68005028e4af4b984140f5e081823cd 8.2/RPMS/pine-4.50-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
2c15138d1c5dc0708627232c650ba41a 8.2/SRPMS/pine-4.50-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2/PPC:
99aadb317f53a095538119b36633024f ppc/8.2/RPMS/pine-4.50-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
2c15138d1c5dc0708627232c650ba41a ppc/8.2/SRPMS/pine-4.50-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

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