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Security update for metamail


(Last modified: 22MAR2004)

solutions Security update for metamail SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (482eb8202750e82efaba7d73ba2a6a74)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Office Server

Package: metamail
Release: 20040322
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using metamail should update.

Problem description

This update fixes two buffer overflows and two format string bugs that can be
exploited remotely in conjunction with other tools to gain access to a system
with the privileges of the user running metamail.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh metamail.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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