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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:24 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200504-02 ] Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws: Buffer overflow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws: Buffer overflow on message display (GLSA 200504-02)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: April 02, 2005
Bug(s): #86541
ID: 200504-02

Synopsis


Sylpheed and Sylpheed-claws contain a vulnerability that can be triggered
when displaying messages with specially crafted attachments.


Background


Sylpheed is a lightweight email client and newsreader.
Sylpheed-claws is a 'bleeding edge' version of Sylpheed.


Affected Packages

Package: mail-client/sylpheed
Vulnerable: < 1.0.4
Unaffected: >= 1.0.4
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: mail-client/sylpheed-claws
Vulnerable: < 1.0.4
Unaffected: >= 1.0.4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Sylpheed and Sylpheed-claws fail to properly handle messages
containing attachments with MIME-encoded filenames.


Impact


An attacker can send a malicious email message which, when
displayed, would cause the program to crash, potentially allowing the
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
software.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All Sylpheed users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/sylpheed-1.0.4"

All Sylpheed-claws users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/sylpheed-claws-1.0.4"


References

Sylpheed ChangeLog


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