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Debian: New smail packages fix arbitrary code execution

A buffer overflow has been discovered in Smail, an electronic mail transport system, which allows remote attackers and local users to execute arbitrary code. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 722-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
May 9th, 2005                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : smail
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0892
Debian Bug     : 301428

A buffer overflow has been discovered in Smail, an electronic mail
transport system, which allows remote attackers and local users to
execute arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.2.0.114-4woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.2.0.115-7.

We recommend that you upgrade your smail 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
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smail/smail_3.2.0.114-4woody1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      625 ea1b8e719083ae0ce816ce854c9fad4d
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smail/smail_3.2.0.114-4woody1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    51389 364ffc0fcdd9a7a94beb06bd3a1abfca
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smail/smail_3.2.0.114.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   849729 e7e42019fbaebbcab6ec73d76b662fef

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smail/smail_3.2.0.114-4woody1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   610220 63fe9b4c962ccef3dffd799f8d586e7c

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smail/smail_3.2.0.114-4woody1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   537306 b1d5d1ac388bc0eecead712a295a5cfd

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smail/smail_3.2.0.114-4woody1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   515616 2c7270f410af518faed52ca745328a36

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smail/smail_3.2.0.114-4woody1_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   698446 3102e74802e5440302ce0ae739f8057a

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smail/smail_3.2.0.114-4woody1_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   584080 e2611ee5b7bfe3a6ad2d9c92beca0319

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smail/smail_3.2.0.114-4woody1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   501518 f02f44efc4d6b724c2ace003200fa27d

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smail/smail_3.2.0.114-4woody1_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   557824 29937040a42bf5247183fb70f1bf492f

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smail/smail_3.2.0.114-4woody1_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   558316 9b5684fe178ca5932f8ea36024cf8dea

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smail/smail_3.2.0.114-4woody1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   541556 408e6fed7aa9425645a1f9d1c5d13298

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smail/smail_3.2.0.114-4woody1_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   535298 d7d88d608a1d9a59bccc9d2b1b2059c6

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/smail/smail_3.2.0.114-4woody1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   558944 9f36b924b5fdf1733fd0b19945302fe6


  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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