Updated Pine-4.58-1 [IMPORTANT]

Eduardo Chappa chappa@math.washington.edu
Fri Sep 26 20:18:00 GMT 2003


   A new version of Pine has been uploaded to a server near you. This
message contains very important information that you should read before
you upgrade.

   Pine4.58 is a bug release version. The main point of this release is to
fix a security hole found in all previous versions of Pine, which is
exploitable. An exploit was posted in Bugtraq, so you should upgrade.

   If you try to upgrade by downloading the source code of Pine and
building it yourself, that WILL NOT work. The program will build
correctly, but upon executing it, it will corrupt all your data (folders
and addressbooks). You need to patch Pine before building it. The patch is
included in the source code (as downloadable from the cygwin mirrors using
setup.exe, not from the main Pine site). That patch also fixes the crashes
found in the distribution of uw-imap and other tools. The patch for
c-client was given to me by Marc Crispin. I would like to thank him for
sending me this modification.

  If you don't want to deal with the above, simply upgrade to Pine-4.58-1
from any mirror of Cygwin using the setup program and enjoy this rock
solid and powerful e-mail program.

  To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Then, run setup, fill in all of the options, and make appropriate choices
on the "Select Packages" screen.  You'll need to select the Mail category
to see Pine and Pico.

  If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list, <http://cygwin.com/list.html>.


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