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CESA-2006:0217: metamail security update

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CESA-2006:0217: metamail security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
02/15/2006
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

An updated metamail package that fixes a buffer overflow vulnerability for CentOS Linux 2.1 is now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Metamail is a system for handling multimedia mail. A buffer overflow bug was found in the way Metamail processes certain mail messages. 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) assigned the name CVE-2006-0709 to this issue. Users of Metamail should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch that is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-metamail

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