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From: Sean Amoss <ackle@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201203-01 ] spamdyke: Arbitrary code execution
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2012 03:07:51
Message-Id: 4F5567C4.9050405@gentoo.org
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201203-01
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: High
    Title: spamdyke: Arbitrary code execution
     Date: March 06, 2012
     Bugs: #399157
       ID: 201203-01

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow in spamdyke might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
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spamdyke is a drop-in connection-time spam filter for qmail.

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

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  mail-filter/spamdyke         < 4.3.0                    >= 4.3.0

Description
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Boundary errors related to the "snprintf()" and "vsnprintf()" functions
in spamdyke could cause a buffer overflow.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code or cause a
Denial of Service.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All spamdyke users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-filter/spamdyke-4.3.0"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2012-0802
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-0802

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201203-01.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@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2012 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/2.5

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