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RHSA-2002:271: pine security update

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RHSA-2002:271: pine security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
12/11/2002
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

A vulnerability in Pine version 4.44 and earlier releases can cause Pine to crash when sent a carefully crafted email. [Updated 06 Feb 2003] Added fixed packages for Advanced Workstation 2.1

Pine, developed at the University of Washington, is a tool for reading, sending, and managing electronic messages (including mail and news). A security problem was found in versions of Pine 4.44 and earlier. In these verions, Pine does not allocate enough memory for the parsing and escaping of the "From" header, allowing a carefully crafted email to cause a buffer overflow on the heap. This will result in Pine crashing. All users of Pine on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server are advised to update to these errata packages containing a patch to version 4.44 of Pine that fixes this vulnerability.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-pine

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