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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:31:12 +0200
From: Yves-Alexis Perez <>
Subject: CVE-2014-0469: xbuffy stack-based buffer overflow in subject


just to let the list know that a Debian (and derivatives, like Ubuntu)
specific vulnerability was found and fixed in xbuffy (a program to
monitor mailboxes and newsgroups and show a mail count).

The vulnerability was a stack-based buffer overflow, which could be
triggered by a remote attacker sending a carefully crafted mail.

It was introduced by a Debian-specific patch, and the software looks
dead upstream, so we issued CVE-2014-0469 from our pool.

The fix is only available in unstable [1] now, but stable and oldstable
should follow soon.


Yves-Alexis Perez

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