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Debian: New popfile packages fix denial of service

It has been discovered that popfile, a bayesian mail classifier, can be forced into a crash through malformed character sets within email messages, which allows denial of service. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1061-1                    security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
May 19th, 2006                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : popfile
Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
Problem-Type   : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2006-0876
Debian Bug     : 354464

It has been discovered that popfile, a bayesian mail classifier, can
be forced into a crash through malformed character sets within email
messages, which allows denial of service.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain popfile packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.22.2-2sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.22.4-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your popfile 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 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/popfile/popfile_0.22.2-2sarge1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      589 3e810260fb4c4527a1b2b4ed2cb60550
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/popfile/popfile_0.22.2-2sarge1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    13892 412e873bf3ed0031ac6f0d728f428188
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/popfile/popfile_0.22.2.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1494830 05538821f28c3f57d514460effc034ef

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/popfile/popfile_0.22.2-2sarge1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1481360 85f5e08bff66c1830c1d6bd35f34c89b


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

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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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