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Security Advisory imap security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:114-06
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2005-02-18
Last updated on: 2005-02-18
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2003-0297

Details

Updated imap packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

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

The imap package provides server daemons for both the IMAP (Internet
Message Access Protocol) and POP (Post Office Protocol) mail access
protocols.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the c-client IMAP client. An attacker
could create a malicious IMAP server that if connected to by a victim could
execute arbitrary code on the client machine. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0297
to this issue.

Users of imap are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


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/

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
imap-2001a-11.0as.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:850
    MD5: c938f43eedcfd404d05e5852e6dc68d1
imap-devel-2001a-11.0as.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:850
    MD5: be2e164e602d430cc75be33cbc19caf2
 
IA-64:
imap-2001a-11.0as.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:850
    MD5: b8eefa1621ec847853338ccd7ddd1145
imap-devel-2001a-11.0as.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:850
    MD5: cdbd9327ae35f1017542e03110dd26ae
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

IA-32:
imap-2001a-11.0as.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:850
    MD5: c938f43eedcfd404d05e5852e6dc68d1
imap-devel-2001a-11.0as.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:850
    MD5: be2e164e602d430cc75be33cbc19caf2
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

IA-64:
imap-2001a-11.0as.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:850
    MD5: b8eefa1621ec847853338ccd7ddd1145
imap-devel-2001a-11.0as.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2005:850
    MD5: cdbd9327ae35f1017542e03110dd26ae
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

97344 - CAN-2003-0297 c-client imap issue


References



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https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

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