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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200603-16 ] Metamail: Buffer overflow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Metamail: Buffer overflow (GLSA 200603-16)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 17, 2006
Bug(s): #126052
ID: 200603-16

Synopsis

A buffer overflow in Metamail could possibly be exploited to execute arbitrary code.

Background

Metamail is a program that decodes MIME encoded mail.

Affected Packages

Package: net-mail/metamail
Vulnerable: < 2.7.45.3-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.7.45.3-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Ulf Harnhammar discovered a buffer overflow in Metamail when processing mime boundraries.

Impact

By sending a specially crafted email, attackers could potentially exploit this vulnerability to crash Metamail or to execute arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Metamail users should update to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/metamail-2.7.45.3-r1"


References

CVE-2006-0709


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