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Security Advisory Updated pine packages fix vulnerabilities

Advisory: RHSA-2003:273-04
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2003-09-11
Last updated on: 2003-09-11
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 7.1
Red Hat Linux 7.2
Red Hat Linux 7.3
Red Hat Linux 8.0
Red Hat Linux 9
CVEs ( CVE-2003-0720


Updated Pine packages that resolve remotely exploitable security issues are
now available.

Pine, developed at the University of Washington, is a tool for reading,
sending, and managing electronic messages (including mail and news).

A buffer overflow exists in the way unpatched versions of Pine prior to
4.57 handle the 'message/external-body' type. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CAN-2003-0720
to this issue.

An integer overflow exists in the Pine MIME header parsing in versions
prior to 4.57. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
( has assigned the name CAN-2003-0721 to this issue.

Both of these flaws could be exploited by a remote attacker sending a
carefully crafted email to the victim that will execute arbitrary code when
the email is opened using Pine.

All users of Pine are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a backported security patch correcting these issues.

Red Hat would like to thank iDefense for bringing these issues to our
attention and the University of Washington for the patch.


Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

If up2date fails to connect to Red Hat Network due to SSL Certificate
Errors, you need to install a version of the up2date client with an updated
certificate. The latest version of up2date is available from the Red Hat
FTP site and may also be downloaded directly from the RHN website:

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 7.1

Missing file
    MD5: 7d16a8c9959c48b00854b0e5204da40f
Missing file
    MD5: f697ec4914c7bc1184a420bf57168a02
Red Hat Linux 7.2

Missing file
    MD5: 179dcdbfc746c0c13c00ceabc56b9916
Missing file
    MD5: b55c7eee4a529db891c8534b71da58dd
Missing file
    MD5: d525c79e4af4dcb005b478916465dc99
Red Hat Linux 7.3

Missing file
    MD5: 1380b1c63c33d09654efeb861e1be897
Missing file
    MD5: e34d70c895388072149dcaabae354b5d
Red Hat Linux 8.0

Missing file
    MD5: 8813e64bc7b8cb41412e2181ffede805
Missing file
    MD5: e3b55645647c36fa06bcf206fd6d5624
Red Hat Linux 9

Missing file
    MD5: 8275c8b4a0184416f381a59a9178c996
Missing file
    MD5: 2e6c9c6d5d6eddcba5ee45114f9c3311




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