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Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 21:25:39 +0100
From: Steve Kemp <>
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA 1560-1] New sympa packages fix denial of service

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1600-1                                       Steve Kemp
July 01, 2008               
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Package        : sympa
Vulnerability  : dos
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-1648
Debian Bug     : 475163

It was discovered that sympa, a modern mailing list manager, would
crash when processing certain types of malformed messages.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 5.3.4-4.

We recommend that you upgrade your sympa package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:
    Size/MD5 checksum:      625 c7e720e56b1c4e9778cea822ed150a19
    Size/MD5 checksum:    96804 a93d8ec3dcbc0a0aed99e513c5749c0e
    Size/MD5 checksum:  5102528 355cb9174841205831191c93a83da895

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3589148 26b92215ed7b17531c3702ff76b30901

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3591854 531781d522ad5f02e6c5b658883ed37d

arm architecture (ARM)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3590606 dc3437760b7db4761f90e992e3638c52

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3591482 5601933860831577cb017cb0aa3b31fe

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3567454 0c6e3d6046f7d0e9920ed7ce9780b103

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3571256 c294184494968264ff0857fc2b907711

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3584362 1b3371fe22966b198a3c338167e71909

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3568314 57c566c13cd31f66bbe3652b4c9ea3e7

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3568574 afab57a71590dcdd685746b6500040b0

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    Size/MD5 checksum:  3568016 0bf312e31bb5df28404ea40842845caf

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and<pkg>
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