[slackware-security] metamail security update (SSA:2004-049-02)

2004-02-18T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:5789
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2004-02-18T00:00:00

Description

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[slackware-security] metamail security update (SSA:2004-049-02)

Metamail is a set of utilities for processing MIME mail.

New metamail packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and -current. These fix two format string bugs and two buffer overflows which could lead to unauthorized code execution.

Thanks to Ulf Hдrnhammar for discovering these problems and providing a patch.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0104 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0105

Here are the details from the Slackware 9.1 ChangeLog: +--------------------------+ Wed Feb 18 03:44:42 PST 2004 patches/packages/metamail-2.7-i486-2.tgz: Patched two format string bugs and two buffer overflows in metamail which could lead to unauthorized code execution. Thanks to Ulf Hдrnhammar for discovering these problems and providing a patch. ( Security fix ) +--------------------------+

WHERE TO FIND THE NEW PACKAGE: +-----------------------------+

Updated package for Slackware 8.1: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/metamail-2.7-i386-2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/metamail-2.7-i386-2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/metamail-2.7-i486-2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/metamail-2.7-i486-2.tgz

MD5 SIGNATURES: +-------------+

Slackware 8.1 package: 2472a9ac8eefc7d919c0dff517651be6 metamail-2.7-i386-2.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package: 4f283c4ad8429fd0e9ed92f3e95e93c7 metamail-2.7-i386-2.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package: d9947ffb77c68930ed4826dfab4af91b metamail-2.7-i486-2.tgz

Slackware -current package: d9947ffb77c68930ed4826dfab4af91b metamail-2.7-i486-2.tgz

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: +------------------------+

Upgrade the metamail package with upgradepkg:

upgradepkg metamail-2.7-i486-2.tgz

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Slackware Linux Security Team http://slackware.com/gpg-key security@slackware.com

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