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[gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200506-02 ] Mailutils: SQL Injection
From: Thierry Carrez <koon () gentoo org>
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2005 18:20:02 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200506-02
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Mailutils: SQL Injection
      Date: June 06, 2005
      Bugs: #94824
        ID: 200506-02

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Synopsis
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GNU Mailutils is vulnerable to SQL command injection attacks.

Background
==========

GNU Mailutils is a collection of mail-related utilities.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
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  1  net-mail/mailutils      < 0.6-r1                        >= 0.6-r1

Description
===========

When GNU Mailutils is built with the "mysql" or "postgres" USE flag,
the sql_escape_string function of the authentication module fails to
properly escape the "\" character, rendering it vulnerable to a SQL
command injection.

Impact
======

A malicious remote user could exploit this vulnerability to inject SQL
commands to the underlying database.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All GNU Mailutils users should upgrade to the latest available version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/mailutils-0.6-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CAN-2005-1824
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1824

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200506-02.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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