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Security update for Pine


(Last modified: 14NOV2002)

solutions Security update for Pine SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (ca93680900b82206dc6553fb3d36db56)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Database Server
SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
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: pine
Release: 20021114
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using Pine should install this patch.



Problem description

A remotely exploitable denial of service vulnerability has been discovered. A heap buffer overflow can be triggered due to insufficient memory allocation while escaping characters of an email address. Subsequently Pine will crash if it receives and email with a malicious header. The causative mail has to be removed manually or with another mail user agent.


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 -Uvh pine.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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