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CESA-2004:050: mutt security update

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CESA-2004:050: mutt security update

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

Description

New mutt packages that fix a remotely-triggerable crash in the menu drawing code are now available.

Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent. A bug was found in the index menu code in versions of mutt. A remote attacker could send a carefully crafted mail message that can cause mutt to segfault and possibly execute arbitrary code as the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0078 to this issue. It is recommended that all mutt users upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported security patch and are not vulnerable to this issue. CentOS would like to thank Niels Heinen for reporting this issue. Note: mutt-1.2.5.1 in CentOS Linux 2.1 is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-mutt

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