[SECURITY] [DSA 534-1] New mailreader packages fix directory traversal vulnerability

ID DEBIAN:DSA-534-1:78C23
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2004-07-22T00:00:00


Debian Security Advisory DSA 534-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Matt Zimmerman July 22nd, 2004 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : mailreader Vulnerability : directory traversal Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE Ids : CAN-2002-1581

A directory traversal vulnerability was discovered in mailreader whereby remote attackers could view arbitrary files with the privileges of the nph-mr.cgi process (by default, www-data) via relative paths and a null byte in the configLanguage parameter.

For the current stable distribution (woody), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.29-5woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you update your mailreader 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:      623 40827025821290e7130571a78fd0b06d
  Size/MD5 checksum:    39678 b172e5b8957ee2f6b44122e0d3c99e06
  Size/MD5 checksum:   307934 8e2687227ac737f244994e19ca3ba575

Architecture independent components:

  Size/MD5 checksum:   362912 d3708d9d7ecc4064797f12cbe7d8489e

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>