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ESB-2005.0223 -- RHSA-2005:303-01 -- Important: sylpheed security update

Date: 21 March 2005

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                     ESB-2005.0223 -- RHSA-2005:303-01
                    Important: sylpheed security update
                               21 March 2005

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Sylpheed
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES/WS 2.1
                   Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1
                   Linux variants
                   UNIX variants
                   Mac OS X
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0667

Original Bulletin: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-303.html

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: sylpheed security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:303-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-303.html
Issue date:        2005-03-18
Updated on:        2005-03-18
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Keywords:          buffer overflow
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0667
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1. Summary:

An updated sylpheed package that fixes a buffer overflow issue is now
available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386

3. Problem description:

Sylpheed is a GTK+ based fast email client.

A buffer overflow bug has been found in the way Sylpheed handles non-ASCII
characters in the header of a message to which a victim replies.  A
carefully crafted email message could potentially allow an attacker to
execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if they reply to such a
message. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CAN-2005-0667 to this issue.

Users of Sylpheed should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch, and is not vulnerable to this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

150687 - CAN-2005-0667 sylpheed buffer overflow

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.src.rpm
8b6c86548aa1e9c54f0d017c00e145cb  sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.src.rpm

i386:
4cc680f7f44dc289cfe8350cc5d2a5f8  sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
7b067a34374921415a498662db9c98ee  sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.src.rpm
8b6c86548aa1e9c54f0d017c00e145cb  sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.src.rpm

ia64:
7b067a34374921415a498662db9c98ee  sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.src.rpm
8b6c86548aa1e9c54f0d017c00e145cb  sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.src.rpm

i386:
4cc680f7f44dc289cfe8350cc5d2a5f8  sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.src.rpm
8b6c86548aa1e9c54f0d017c00e145cb  sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.src.rpm

i386:
4cc680f7f44dc289cfe8350cc5d2a5f8  sylpheed-0.5.0-3.EL21.1.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0667

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.

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