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25 March 2004

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

            ESB-2004.0233 -- Debian Security Advisory DSA 468-1
              New emil packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
                               25 March 2004

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:                emil
Publisher:              Debian
Operating System:       Debian GNU/Linux 3.0
                        Linux
Impact:                 Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access Required:        Remote
CVE Names:              CAN-2004-0152 CAN-2004-0153

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 468-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Matt Zimmerman
March 24th, 2004                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : emil
Vulnerability  : several
Problem-Type   : local/remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids        : CAN-2004-0152 CAN-2004-0153

Ulf Harnhammar discovered a number of vulnerabilities in emil, a
filter for converting Internet mail messages.  The vulnerabilities
fall into two categories:

 - CAN-2004-0152 - Buffer overflows in (1) the encode_mime function,
   (2) the encode_uuencode function, (3) the decode_uuencode
   function.  These bugs could allow a carefully crafted email message
   to cause the execution of arbitrary code supplied with the message
   when it is acted upon by emil.

 - CAN-2004-0153 - Format string bugs in statements which print
   various error messages.  The exploit potential of these bugs has
   not been established, and is probably configuration-dependent.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 2.1.0-beta9-11woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you update your emil 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/e/emil/emil_2.1.0-beta9-11woody1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      602 1b5b16236b90e3b5c5dd1362e2a774db
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emil/emil_2.1.0-beta9-11woody1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    12492 dcfdd2e61e53595b5e7547725deb90ab
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emil/emil_2.1.0-beta9.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   214318 c9f6db6e90b5a6feb2d95cf71302aac8

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emil/emil_2.1.0-beta9-11woody1_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   139162 bef107a1a689d376da590dd63c85855d

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emil/emil_2.1.0-beta9-11woody1_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   123982 a9be874dc7313689fd3c4983a88274f5

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emil/emil_2.1.0-beta9-11woody1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   120678 979224cbb3c7eedb244ff0c32c2fcf5a

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emil/emil_2.1.0-beta9-11woody1_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   159672 727994fa7ca7c1f29bda179aa6c4caf1

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emil/emil_2.1.0-beta9-11woody1_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   130684 d8ee92a6c252cf697d855272461601df

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emil/emil_2.1.0-beta9-11woody1_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   117510 946d04b64b429f4effdc8b4fa0333959

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emil/emil_2.1.0-beta9-11woody1_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   130778 56c11718bfbab733906e1625a9cb1612

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emil/emil_2.1.0-beta9-11woody1_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   130640 e295c6fbc486e1434e550481e6a4c312

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emil/emil_2.1.0-beta9-11woody1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   127604 edd93d91f860b68ed5fb54feca725af2

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emil/emil_2.1.0-beta9-11woody1_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   122696 5e3cdae4d6e3a586ec76d5e72db2e747

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/emil/emil_2.1.0-beta9-11woody1_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   127246 d76935af3c31b1b7d8f3915d51c825c6

  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 <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
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