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Security update for package qpopper

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(Last modified: 13MAR2003)


solutions Security update for package qpopper SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (dc0a4a4e5e7f84b3cd339a0c25131177)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
UnitedLinux 1.0

Package: qpopper
Release: 20030313
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone allowing untrusted users access to the qpopper POP3 service should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A buffer overflow in the qpopper POP3 service allows users with a valid POP account to get a shell with higher privileges.

Solution

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 qpopper.rpm

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