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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201804-06 ] mailx Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: mailx: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201804-06)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2018-04-08
Bug(s): #533208
ID: 201804-06

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in mailx, the worst of
which may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands.


Background

A utility program for sending and receiving mail, also known as a Mail
User Agent program.


Affected Packages

Package: mail-client/mailx
Vulnerable: < 8.1.2.20160123
Unaffected: >= 8.1.2.20160123
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in mailx. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary commands.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All mailx users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
      ">=mail-client/mailx-8.1.2.20160123"
   


References

CVE-2004-2771
CVE-2014-7844
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