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Re: [vox] upgrade mutt
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Re: [vox] upgrade mutt



don't use apt-get update.   use dselect update.  that way you'll update
both dselect and apt-get's knowledge of available packages at the same
time.

pete

begin Ajay <os2man@psynet.net> 
> * Henry House <hajhouse@houseag.com> [020105 14:07], about 
> 
> :Thanks for passing this along. Debian put out an advisory as well:
> 
> 	Yeah, everyone was a little vague on how the exploit could be used
> though, I guess that's how people are nowadays, but it's a little annoying.
> Since it said address code, I guess it has something to do with people
> putting really long addresses and whatnot.   (I just like to know if my
> normal habits would tend to encounter security-related bugs or what.)
> 
> But anyways/whatever.. 
> 
> 
> :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
> 
> That's a Definite must-have line, I agree.  I think these updates don't
> always go into place in the regular distribution until an rx rel (eg 2.2r5),
> or if they do go in before that, it's a little slower.
> 
> :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).
> 
> 	On this note, I usually recommend doing the apt-get update && \
> apt-get upgrade, in this case the benefit would be they would've caught the
> Exim security update too.  (As applicable.)
> 
> If you're following potato (stable), and aren't looking at any outside deb
> repositories, you'll only be receiving security updates that way.
> 
> HTH!
> 
> 	-Ajay

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