[SECURITY] [DSA 402-1] New minimalist package fixes remote command execution

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2003-11-17T08:25:10


Debian Security Advisory DSA 402-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze November 17th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : minimalist Vulnerability : unsanitised input Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CAN-2003-0902

A security-related problem has been discovered in minimalist, a mailing list manager, which allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.2-4.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.4-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your minimalist package.

Upgrade Instructions

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

Source archives:

  Size/MD5 checksum:      867 c068640f2b93412e07368555a63d9b14
  Size/MD5 checksum:     2583 2779834a5def11d42c31843cf50f7d4e
  Size/MD5 checksum:    18135 cda434d02c6a8bd5ed7220af71613d40

Architecture independent components:

  Size/MD5 checksum:    25608 e4b9822b1af1cf3e3d4f3dc353dd012d

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

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 <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>