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[OpenPKG-SA-2003.018] OpenPKG Security Advisory (qpopper)
From: OpenPKG <openpkg () openpkg org>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 22:30:08 +0100

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OpenPKG Security Advisory                            The OpenPKG Project
http://www.openpkg.org/security.html              http://www.openpkg.org
openpkg-security () openpkg org                         openpkg () openpkg org
OpenPKG-SA-2003.018                                          14-Mar-2003
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Package:             qpopper
Vulnerability:       remote code execution
OpenPKG Specific:    no

Affected Releases:   Affected Packages:          Corrected Packages:
OpenPKG CURRENT      <= qpopper-4.0.4-20030226   >= qpopper-4.0.5-20030313
OpenPKG 1.2          <= qpopper-4.0.4-1.2.0      >= qpopper-4.0.4-1.2.1
OpenPKG 1.1          <= qpopper-4.0.4-1.1.1      >= qpopper-4.0.4-1.1.2

Dependent Packages:  none

Description:
  According to Florian Heinz [0] a remote code execution vulnerability
  exists in the QPopper POP3 server [1]. Attackers may remotely exploit
  this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the user id of a
  mailbox owner and the "mail" group id.

  Please check whether you are affected by running "<prefix>/bin/rpm -q
  qpopper". If you have the "qpopper" package installed and its version
  is affected (see above), we recommend that you immediately upgrade it
  (see Solution). [2][3]

Solution:
  Select the updated source RPM appropriate for your OpenPKG release
  [4][5], fetch it from the OpenPKG FTP service [6][7] or a mirror
  location, verify its integrity [8], build a corresponding binary RPM
  from it [2] and update your OpenPKG installation by applying the
  binary RPM [3]. For the current release OpenPKG 1.2, perform the
  following operations to permanently fix the security problem (for
  other releases adjust accordingly).

  $ ftp ftp.openpkg.org
  ftp> bin
  ftp> cd release/1.2/UPD
  ftp> get qpopper-4.0.4-1.2.1.src.rpm
  ftp> bye
  $ <prefix>/bin/rpm -v --checksig qpopper-4.0.4-1.2.1.src.rpm
  $ <prefix>/bin/rpm --rebuild qpopper-4.0.4-1.2.1.src.rpm
  $ su -
  # <prefix>/bin/rpm -Fvh <prefix>/RPM/PKG/qpopper-4.0.4-1.2.1.*.rpm
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References:
  [0] http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/314643/2003-03-04/2003-03-10/0
  [1] http://www.eudora.com/qpopper/
  [2] http://www.openpkg.org/tutorial.html#regular-source
  [3] http://www.openpkg.org/tutorial.html#regular-binary
  [4] ftp://ftp.openpkg.org/release/1.1/UPD/qpopper-4.0.4-1.1.2.src.rpm
  [5] ftp://ftp.openpkg.org/release/1.2/UPD/qpopper-4.0.4-1.2.1.src.rpm
  [6] ftp://ftp.openpkg.org/release/1.1/UPD/
  [7] ftp://ftp.openpkg.org/release/1.2/UPD/
  [8] http://www.openpkg.org/security.html#signature
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For security reasons, this advisory was digitally signed with
the OpenPGP public key "OpenPKG <openpkg () openpkg org>" (ID 63C4CB9F)
of the OpenPKG project which you can find under the official URL
http://www.openpkg.org/openpkg.pgp or on http://keyserver.pgp.com/. To
check the integrity of this advisory, verify its digital signature by
using GnuPG (http://www.gnupg.org/). For instance, pipe this message to
the command "gpg --verify --keyserver keyserver.pgp.com".
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