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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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