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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200710-29 ] Sylpheed, Claws Mail: User-assisted remot Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Sylpheed, Claws Mail: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200710-29)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: October 25, 2007
Bug(s): #190104
ID: 200710-29

Synopsis

A format string error has been discovered in Sylpheed and Claws Mail, potentially leading to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Sylpheed and Claws Mail are two GTK based e-mail clients.

Affected Packages

Package: mail-client/sylpheed
Vulnerable: < 2.4.5
Unaffected: >= 2.4.5
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: mail-client/claws-mail
Vulnerable: < 3.0.0
Unaffected: >= 3.0.0
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Ulf Harnhammar from Secunia Research discovered a format string error in the inc_put_error() function in file src/inc.c.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious POP server sending specially crafted replies, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

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-2.4.5"
All Claws Mail users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/claws-mail-3.0.0"


References

CVE-2007-2958
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