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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2874-1 (mutt - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

Beatrice Torracca and Evgeni Golov discovered a buffer overflow in the mutt mailreader. Malformed RFC2047 header lines could result in denial of service or potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Software

Affected Software

mutt on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.20-9+squeeze3. For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.21-6.2+deb7u2. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.22-2. We recommend that you upgrade your mutt packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)