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.