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|Posted: Fri May 21, 2004 7:59 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200405-17 ] Multiple vulnerabilities in metamail
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Multiple vulnerabilities in metamail (GLSA 200405-17)
Date: May 21, 2004
Several format string bugs and buffer overflows were discovered in metamail, potentially allowing execution of arbitrary code remotely.
Metamail is a program that decodes MIME encoded mail. It is therefore often automatically called when an email is received or read.
Vulnerable: < 22.214.171.124
Unaffected: >= 126.96.36.199
Architectures: All supported architectures
Ulf Harnhammar found two format string bugs and two buffer overflow bugs in Metamail.
A remote attacker could send a malicious email message and execute arbitrary code with the rights of the process calling the Metamail program.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All users of Metamail should upgrade to the latest stable version:
|# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-mail/metamail-188.8.131.52"
# emerge ">=net-mail/metamail-184.108.40.206"
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