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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201406-05 ] Mutt: Arbitrary code execution Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Mutt: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201406-05)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 05, 2014
Bug(s): #504462
ID: 201406-05

Synopsis

A vulnerability in Mutt could allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.


Background

Mutt is a small but powerful text-based mail client.

Affected Packages

Package: mail-client/mutt
Vulnerable: < 1.5.22-r3
Unaffected: >= 1.5.22-r3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A heap-based buffer overflow has been discovered in the mutt_copy_hdr
function.


Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message, possibly
resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running Mutt or a Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Mutt users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/mutt-1.5.22-r3"
   


References

CVE-2014-0467
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