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DSA 194-1-New masqmail packages fix buffer overflows

by Nikola Strahija on November 13th, 2002 A set of buffer overflows have been discovered in masqmail, a mail transport agent for hosts without permanent internet connection. In addition to this privileges were dropped only after reading a user supplied configuration file. Together this could be exploited to gain unauthorized root access to the machine on which masqmail is installed.


These problems have been fixed in version 0.1.16-2.1 for the current
stable distribution (woody) and in version 0.2.15-1 for the unstable
distribution (sid). The old stable distribution (potato) is not
affected since it doesn't contain a masqmail package.

We recommend that you upgrade your masqmail package immediately.

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/masqmail/masqmail_0.1.16-2.1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 616 5280d0a0dd4d35e59f55e96bb5db62ae
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/masqmail/masqmail_0.1.16-2.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 10140 072e97e7ca9eb24a47257c25e0ca7a2e
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/masqmail/masqmail_0.1.16.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 174634 0e391fd2d56d61b0a879f3c37b9e068d

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/masqmail/masqmail_0.1.16-2.1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 103550 50fee9f437212f257ee52cd5f38efe81

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/masqmail/masqmail_0.1.16-2.1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 90690 fbed6c28bbe66a4c440169c2eb617a7b

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/masqmail/masqmail_0.1.16-2.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 88358 586f60f60d81dc17379df547f5796f8a

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/masqmail/masqmail_0.1.16-2.1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 123600 f771c889fbd114ff0b598f80ccb44205

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/masqmail/masqmail_0.1.16-2.1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 98890 3ef668d59181074f92fea4950c542762

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/masqmail/masqmail_0.1.16-2.1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 86096 aa83c891f83cea9e7742d845479a58e5

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/masqmail/masqmail_0.1.16-2.1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 97278 5d61799a00d95c6d5816c5e71e274408

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/masqmail/masqmail_0.1.16-2.1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 99622 d76f774f35fbb0b00f9e05e67015258e

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/masqmail/masqmail_0.1.16-2.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 91898 f07d6ad9f52b11c86cb647506b943581

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/masqmail/masqmail_0.1.16-2.1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 90494 c09732ad8c400bb5d7f1a21a525395c9

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/masqmail/masqmail_0.1.16-2.1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 92568 01a43e7db6865c282e8dfb2ba64cc192


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

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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: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/;

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