[SECURITY] [DSA 670-1] New emacs20 packages fix arbitrary code execution

2005-02-08T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN:DSA-670-1:FD069
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2005-02-08T00:00:00

Description


Debian Security Advisory DSA 670-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze February 8th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq


Package : emacs20 Vulnerability : format string Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CAN-2005-0100

Max Vozeler discovered several format string vulnerabilities in the movemail utility of Emacs, the well-known editor. Via connecting to a malicious POP server an attacker can execute arbitrary code under the privileges of group mail.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 20.7-13.3.

The unstable distribution (sid) does not contain an Emacs20 package anymore.

We recommend that you upgrade your emacs packages.

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:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs20/emacs20_20.7-13.3.dsc
  Size/MD5 checksum:      623 a1747d7a2adc0269123d7b9430782f81
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs20/emacs20_20.7-13.3.diff.gz
  Size/MD5 checksum:    63385 e3762c400bee11fbfdb7aaf520854fa6
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs20/emacs20_20.7.orig.tar.gz
  Size/MD5 checksum: 18451553 879d5eaf52f0063a2948a0e1cfc3e886

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs20/emacs20-el_20.7-13.3_all.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:  5733996 bde64de09a9b2485b81aaaecd9318d97

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs20/emacs20_20.7-13.3_alpha.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:  9299902 3fd599dcf23a59d69aeb30cdfeb0bc1a

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs20/emacs20_20.7-13.3_arm.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:  9053904 225b349728df97f1908966e663c2ce1c

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs20/emacs20_20.7-13.3_i386.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:  8983948 5da8b74b0bbffd9d7ae04e9d3d7ad44b

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs20/emacs20_20.7-13.3_ia64.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:  9563936 58ff45962cf2e7f5304b9f10e792c685

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs20/emacs20_20.7-13.3_hppa.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:  9226312 94f642cf49a685de3f3ec7b6da9f6121

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs20/emacs20_20.7-13.3_m68k.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:  8977188 b6248cb5843a342bd3a6bb0cd60f34dd

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs20/emacs20_20.7-13.3_mips.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:  9218238 44ecc07fa53fabf4b1398e817722573d

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs20/emacs20_20.7-13.3_mipsel.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:  9178056 68daa071410f9c64294878e04c48383d

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs20/emacs20_20.7-13.3_powerpc.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:  9095196 e9c2599335c5b96bfd5d831925568d8d

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs20/emacs20_20.7-13.3_s390.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:  9094704 25be346bd91d34abcfe7724e3602c45c

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emacs20/emacs20_20.7-13.3_sparc.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:  9085792 1abfcd061af7cdb4e3cf8cd28b771865

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


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>