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Re: [vox] upgrade mutt



begin Henry House <hajhouse@houseag.com> 
> On Sat, Jan 05, 2002 at 10:20:53AM -0800, Ricardo Anguiano wrote:
> > I know that some people on this list use mutt.  This is a heads up.
> 
> Thanks for passing this along. Debian put out an advisory as well:
> 
> > - ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Debian Security Advisory DSA-096-1                   security@debian.org
> > http://www.debian.org/security/                         Wichert Akkerman
> > January  2, 2002
> > - ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > 
> > 
> > Package        : mutt
> > Problem type   : buffer overflow
> > Debian-specific: no
> > 
> > Joost Pol found a buffer overflow in the address handling code of
> > mutt (a popular mail user agent). Even though this is a one byte
> > overflow this is exploitable.
> > 
> > This has been fixed upstream in version 1.2.5.1 and 1.3.25. The
> > relevant patch has been added to version 1.2.5-5 of the Debian
> > package.
> 
> If you have 'deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main' (the
> distribution site for security updates) in /etc/apt/sources.list on all your
> Debian systems, you may do an 'apt-get update; apt-get install mutt' to fetch
> the fixed version. The fix is NOT in Woody or Sid yet, only Potato (stable).
                     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

how is this?  i thought sid was the first to see packages, woody next
and potato is frozen until an official dist release?

pete


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