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CESA-2005:755: elm security update

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CESA-2005:755: elm security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/23/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

An updated elm package is now available that fixes a buffer overflow issue for CentOS Linux 2.1 AS and AW. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Elm is a terminal mode email client. A buffer overflow flaw in Elm was discovered that was triggered by viewing a mailbox containing a message with a carefully crafted 'Expires' header. An attacker could create a malicious message that would execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user who received it. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-2665 to this issue. Users of Elm should update to this updated package, which contains a backported patch that corrects this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-elm

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