[Full-disclosure] [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200506-02 ] Mailutils: SQL Injection

From: Thierry Carrez (koon_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 06/06/05

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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
    ========

    GNU Mailutils is vulnerable to SQL command injection attacks.

    Background
    ==========

    GNU Mailutils is a collection of mail-related utilities.

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

        -------------------------------------------------------------------
         Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      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
    ==========

      [ 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?
    =========

    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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