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vpopmail: Multiple vulnerabilities GLSA 200409-01



[ GLSA 200409-01 ] vpopmail: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200409-01
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  Severity: High
     Title: vpopmail: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: September 01, 2004
      Bugs: #60844
        ID: 200409-01

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Synopsis
========

vpopmail contains several bugs making it vulnerable to several SQL
injection exploits as well as one buffer overflow and one format
string exploit when using Sybase. This could lead to the execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
==========

vpopmail handles virtual mail domains for qmail and Postfix.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package            /  Vulnerable  /                    Unaffected
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  1  net-mail/vpopmail       < 5.4.6                          >= 5.4.6

Description
===========

vpopmail is vulnerable to several unspecified SQL injection exploits.
Furthermore when using Sybase as the backend database vpopmail is
vulnerable to a buffer overflow and format string exploit.

Impact
======

These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute code with the
permissions of the user running vpopmail.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of vpopmail.

Resolution
==========

All vpopmail users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=net-mail/vpopmail-5.4.6"
    # emerge ">=net-mail/vpopmail-5.4.6"

References
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  [ 1 ] vpopmail Announcement
        http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=400873 
  [ 2 ] Bugtraq Announcement
        http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/371913/2004-08-15/2004-08-21 /0

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200409-01.xml 

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 
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