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CESA-2004:073: metamail security update

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CESA-2004:073: metamail 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

Updated metamail packages that fix a number of vulnerabilities are now available.

Metamail is a system for handling multimedia mail. Ulf Harnhammar discovered two format string bugs and two buffer overflow bugs in versions of Metamail up to and including 2.7. An attacker could create a carefully-crafted message such that when it is opened by a victim and parsed through Metamail, it runs arbitrary code as the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CAN-2004-0104 (format strings) and CAN-2004-0105 (buffer overflows) to these issues. Users of CentOS Linux 2.1 are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a backported security patch and are not vulnerable to these issues. Please note that CentOS Linux 3 does not contain Metamail and is therefore not vulnerable to these issues. CentOS would like to thank Ulf Harnhammar for the notification and patch for these issues.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-metamail

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