Originally Published: Friday, 14 January 2000 Author: Derrick H. Lewis
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

SuSE Security Announcement

The pine mail agent in SuSE versions: 5.3 - 6.3 doesn't filter special shell characters in URLs. An attacker can trick a user using pine to executing shell commands by sending an email with malicious formatted URL embedded in it.

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SuSE Security Announcement

Package: pine-4.10 Date: Wed Dec 15 18:32:56 MET 1999

Affected SuSE versions: 5.3 - 6.3 Vulnerability Type: remote command execution SuSE default package: no Other affected systems: all unix systems using the pine prior 4.21 ______________________________________________________________________________

A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above. Please update as soon as possible or disable the service if you are using this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s).

Other Linux distributions or operating systems might be affected as well, please contact your vendor for information about this issue.

Please note, that that we provide this information on an "as-is" basis only. There is no warranty whatsoever and no liability for any direct, indirect or incidental damage arising from this information or the installation of the update package. _____________________________________________________________________________

1. Problem Description

The pine mail agent doesn't filter special shell characters in URLs.

2. Impact

An attacker can trick a user using pine to executing shell commands by sending an email with malicious formatted URL embedded in it.

3. Solution

Update the package from our FTP server. ______________________________________________________________________________

Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates before installing:

bbfa5cb60f8f5c29f18bb14744071953 pine-4.21-11.alpha.rpm (6.1, AXP) b2980666737dd4a4db46e1c3d3c7aea0 pine-4.21-11.i386.rpm (5.3, x86) d70ef356f093683c85cba53cc573c1b5 pine-4.10-40.i386.rpm (6.0, x86) 7286ed1525c94a7b36c7a2c68ccb4890 pine-4.21-11.i386.rpm (6.1, x86) 159d028af3aaca959cada37c7a68cc07 pine-4.21-11.i386.rpm (6.2, x86) df36f3e6da96dc4c6a5811302e5b926f pine-4.21-13.i386.rpm (6.3, x86) ______________________________________________________________________________

You can find updates on our ftp-Server:

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.1/n1/pine-4.21-11.alpha.rpm ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/5.3/n1/pine-4.21-11.i386.rpm ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.0/n1/pine-4.10-40.i386.rpm ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.1/n1/pine-4.21-11.i386.rpm ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.2/n1/pine-4.21-11.i386.rpm ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.3/n1/pine-4.21-13.i386.rpm

or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors: http://www.suse.de/de/support/download/ftp/inland.html http://www.suse.de/de/support/download/ftp/ausland.html or http://www.suse.de/en/support/download/ftp/germ_mirrors.html http://www.suse.de/en/support/download/ftp/int_mirrors.html

Our webpage for patches: http://www.suse.de/de/support/download/updates/index.html or http://www.suse.de/en/support/download/updates/index.html

Our webpage for security announcements: http://www.suse.de/security

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact security@suse.de ______________________________________________________________________________

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