Debian Security Advisory

DSA-194-1 masqmail -- buffer overflows

Date Reported:
12 Nov 2002
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2002-1279.
More information:

A set of buffer overflows have been discovered in masqmail, a mail transport agent for hosts without permanent internet connection. In addition to this privileges were dropped only after reading a user supplied configuration file. Together this could be exploited to gain unauthorized root access to the machine on which masqmail is installed.

These problems have been fixed in version 0.1.16-2.1 for the current stable distribution (woody) and in version 0.2.15-1 for the unstable distribution (sid). The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected since it doesn't contain a masqmail package.

We recommend that you upgrade your masqmail package immediately.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
HP Precision:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.