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Debian: New minimalist package fixes remote command execution

A security-related problem has been discovered in minimalist, a mailing list manager, which allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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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
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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
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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/minimalist/minimalist_2.2-4.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      867 c068640f2b93412e07368555a63d9b14
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/minimalist/minimalist_2.2-4.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     2583 2779834a5def11d42c31843cf50f7d4e
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/minimalist/minimalist_2.2.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    18135 cda434d02c6a8bd5ed7220af71613d40

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/m/minimalist/minimalist_2.2-4_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25608 e4b9822b1af1cf3e3d4f3dc353dd012d


  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: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/

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