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[RHSA-2002:270-16] Updated pine packages available

by Nikola Strahija on January 4th, 2003 A vulnerability in Pine version 4.44 and earlier releases can cause Pine to crash when sent a carefully crafted email.

Synopsis: Updated pine packages available
Advisory ID: RHSA-2002:270-16
Issue date: 2003-01-03
Updated on: 2003-01-02
Product: Red Hat Linux
Keywords: pine vulnerable DoS denial of service crash flaw:buf
Cross references:
Obsoletes: RHSA-2002:009
CVE Names: CAN-2002-1320

1. Topic:

A vulnerability in Pine version 4.44 and earlier releases can cause
Pine to crash when sent a carefully crafted email.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 6.2 - i386
Red Hat Linux 7.0 - i386
Red Hat Linux 7.1 - i386
Red Hat Linux 7.2 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 8.0 - i386

3. Problem description:

Pine, developed at the University of Washington, is a tool for reading,
sending, and managing electronic messages (including mail and news).

A security problem was found in versions of Pine 4.44 and earlier. In these
versions, Pine does not allocate enough memory for the parsing and escaping
of the "From" header, allowing a carefully crafted email to cause a
buffer overflow on the heap. This will result in Pine crashing.

All users of Pine on Red Hat Linux are advised to update to these errata
packages containing a patch to version 4.44 of Pine that fixes this

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed ( for more info):

78293 - Pine 4.44 has a buffer overflow in the From address processing code.

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 6.2:



Red Hat Linux 7.0:



Red Hat Linux 7.1:



Red Hat Linux 7.2:




Red Hat Linux 7.3:



Red Hat Linux 8.0:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum Package Name
1e0db6ab165f245e454809b000e3203a 6.2/en/os/SRPMS/pine-4.44-1.62.1.src.rpm
0d793075547c2ea56d83098c1d5bfd93 6.2/en/os/i386/pine-4.44-1.62.1.i386.rpm
c0d0b5015b16b483627cb04ea47f479a 7.0/en/os/SRPMS/pine-4.44-1.70.2.src.rpm
5efccdca85689d5fee31c1a82ec60d7a 7.0/en/os/i386/pine-4.44-1.70.2.i386.rpm
c73fac860728af64c461b33345ce9a67 7.1/en/os/SRPMS/pine-4.44-1.71.1.src.rpm
a9f4d3f7291d9ccdcacde5115e68654f 7.1/en/os/i386/pine-4.44-1.71.1.i386.rpm
5bbf0607446a9428665b57857c62d632 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/pine-4.44-1.72.2.src.rpm
772d6dbbbdf3756799b3d654350f440c 7.2/en/os/i386/pine-4.44-1.72.2.i386.rpm
2734b67071438f10eeee239d64f3fa99 7.2/en/os/ia64/pine-4.44-1.72.2.ia64.rpm
e5ddc93a1147c154d1310d4c2a06a34c 7.3/en/os/SRPMS/pine-4.44-7.73.0.src.rpm
74b87b0cc732b3c57eadcf9ddb0a25ca 7.3/en/os/i386/pine-4.44-7.73.0.i386.rpm
b422578b79cf6c85a818ec749eeb9f86 8.0/en/os/SRPMS/pine-4.44-14.80.0.src.rpm
318ce94f802f8a03fb6c9e66991d52f0 8.0/en/os/i386/pine-4.44-14.80.0.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key
is available at

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig -v

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:


8. References:

9. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is . More contact
details at

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