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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2003 2:26 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-security] GLSA: mutt (200303-19) Reply with quote

Daniel Ahlberg wrote:
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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200303-19
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PACKAGE : mutt
SUMMARY : buffer overflow
DATE : 2003-03-22 18:19 UTC
EXPLOIT : local
VERSIONS AFFECTED : <1.4.1
FIXED VERSION : >=1.4.1
CVE : CAN-2003-0140

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- From advisory:

"By controlling a malicious IMAP server and providing a specially
crafted folder, an attacker can crash the mail reader and possibly
force execution of arbitrary commands on the vulnerable system with
the privileges of the user running Mutt."

Read the full advisory at:
http://www.coresecurity.com/common/showdoc.php?idx=310&idxseccion=10

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-mail/mutt upgrade to mutt-1.4.1 as follows:

emerge sync
emerge mutt
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at http://cvs.gentoo.org/~aliz
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