Originally Published: Saturday, 3 June 2000 Author: Derrick H. Lewis
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Majordomo removed from Debian

The majordomo package as shipped in the non-free section accompanying Debian GNU/Linux 2.1/slink allows any local user to trick majordomo into executing arbitrary code or to create or write files as the majordomo user anywhere on the filesystem.

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Debian Security Advisory security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Wichert Akkerman June 3, 2000

Package : majordomo Problem type : local exploit Debian-specific: no

The majordomo package as shipped in the non-free section accompanying Debian GNU/Linux 2.1/slink allows any local user to trick majordomo into executing arbitrary code or to create or write files as the majordomo user anywhere on the filesystem. This is a documented issue and the advised work around it to either have no untrusted users on a system running majordomo or to use a setuid wrapper that the MTA delivery agent can run. suboptimal solution. We feel that those options are not a good solution, but unfortunately the majordomo license does not allow us to fix these problems and distribute a fixed version. As a result we have decided to remove majordomo from our archives. If you are using majordomo we recommend that you replace it with one of the many other mailing-list tools available such as fml, mailman or smartlist. - --

For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable updates For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org





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