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Debian Security Advisory DSA 485-1 (ssmtp)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to ssmtp announced via advisory DSA 485-1.

Insight

Insight

Max Vozeler discovered two format string vulnerabilities in ssmtp, a simple mail transport agent. Untrusted values in the functions die() and log_event() were passed to printf-like functions as format strings. These vulnerabilities could potentially be exploited by a remote mail relay to gain the privileges of the ssmtp process (including potentially root). For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem will be fixed in version 2.50.6.1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon. We recommend that you update your ssmtp package.

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20485-1

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