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Debian: New sympa packages fix potential arbitrary code execution

Erik Sjölund discovered that a support script of sympa, a mailing list manager, is running setuid sympa and vulnerable to a buffer overflow. This could potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code under the sympa user id. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 677-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
February 11th, 2005                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : sympa
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0073

Erik Sjölund discovered that a support script of sympa, a mailing list
manager, is running setuid sympa and vulnerable to a buffer overflow.
This could potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code under
the sympa user id.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.3.3-3woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your sympa 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/sympa/sympa_3.3.3-3woody2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      601 757b8a0b0b6dde6e1b4626768e98aaaf
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_3.3.3-3woody2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    44518 1bcea87b271163637a68aae20e1e14f9
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_3.3.3.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:  1457710 59776560bfb6c124c5a25129127383be

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/wwsympa_3.3.3-3woody2_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   349648 0933a74b3e7b529bc3ccfff1e44fd310

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_3.3.3-3woody2_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   636122 bcf354d30dd2bda45baeebb512ac84f2

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_3.3.3-3woody2_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   634994 3936100bb555bc3f0c67cc4476138d46

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_3.3.3-3woody2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   634982 bb63c09723a848b727d95994d9804ee9

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_3.3.3-3woody2_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   637714 2f88784e6c5a9cffdb5a75c56e08ec6d

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_3.3.3-3woody2_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   635516 9808c2d9c7e812141c6bb21c63694903

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_3.3.3-3woody2_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   635186 0fa581c1fc424991e18079e09dec910d

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_3.3.3-3woody2_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   634980 b7cba06ff5e119967c0568392797d78c

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_3.3.3-3woody2_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   635016 fbf75e6f39246a03007e0627b35ea8b0

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_3.3.3-3woody2_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   634678 061911261f49ddd13918c1af45d2738b

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_3.3.3-3woody2_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   635834 f127573347d01e3cd5daedb6235462b5

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sympa/sympa_3.3.3-3woody2_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   639518 c86008d13499edddeaf9f5f5daf5a667


  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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