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CESA-2004:009: elm security update

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CESA-2004:009: elm security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/17/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated elm packages are now available that fix a buffer overflow vulnerability in the 'frm' command.

Elm is a terminal mode email user agent. The frm command is provided as part of the Elm packages and gives a summary list of the sender and subject of selected messages in a mailbox or folder. A buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the frm command. An attacker could create a message with an overly long Subject line such that when the frm command is run by a victim arbitrary code is executed. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0966 to this issue. Users of the frm command should update to these erratum packages, which contain a backported security patch that corrects this issue. CentOS would like to thank Paul Rubin for discovering and disclosing this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-elm

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