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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:38 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200411-06 ] MIME-tools: Virus detection evasion Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: MIME-tools: Virus detection evasion (GLSA 200411-06)
Severity: low
Exploitable: remote
Date: November 02, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #69181
ID: 200411-06

Synopsis


MIME-tools doesn't handle empty MIME boundaries correctly. This may prevent
some virus-scanning programs which use MIME-tools from detecting certain
viruses.


Background


MIME-tools is a Perl module containing functions to handle MIME
attachments.


Affected Packages

Package: dev-perl/MIME-tools
Vulnerable: < 5.415
Unaffected: >= 5.415
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


MIME-tools doesn't correctly parse attachment boundaries with an empty
name (boundary="").


Impact


An attacker could send a carefully crafted email and evade detection on
some email virus-scanning programs using MIME-tools for attachment
decoding.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All MIME-tools users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-perl/MIME-tools-5.415"


References

MIMEDefang announcement
CVE-2004-1098


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