Joined: 12 May 2004
|Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:06 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200508-03 ] nbSMTP: Format string vulnerability
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: nbSMTP: Format string vulnerability (GLSA 200508-03)
Date: August 02, 2005
Updated: August 11, 2005
nbSMTP is vulnerable to a format string vulnerability which may result in
remote execution of arbitrary code.
nbSMTP is an SMTP client suitable to run in chroot jails, in embedded
systems, laptops and workstations.
Vulnerable: < 1.00
Unaffected: >= 1.00
Architectures: All supported architectures
Niels Heinen discovered a format string vulnerability.
An attacker can setup a malicious SMTP server and exploit this
vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the
user running nbSMTP.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All nbSMTP users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-mta/nbsmtp-1.0"
nbSMTP official site
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