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|Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200710-17 ] Balsa: Buffer overflow
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Balsa: Buffer overflow (GLSA 200710-17)
Date: October 16, 2007
Balsa is vulnerable to a buffer overflow allowing for the user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.
Balsa is a highly configurable email client for GNOME.
Vulnerable: < 2.3.20
Unaffected: >= 2.3.20
Architectures: All supported architectures
Evil Ninja Squirrel discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the ir_fetch_seq() function when receiving a long response to a FETCH command (CVE-2007-5007).
A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious or compromised IMAP server, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Balsa.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Balsa users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/balsa-2.3.20"
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