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RHSA-2005:848: libc-client security update

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RHSA-2005:848: libc-client security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/13/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/08/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated libc-client packages that fix a buffer overflow issue are now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

C-client is a common API for accessing mailboxes. A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the way C-client parses user supplied mailboxes. If an authenticated user requests a specially crafted mailbox name, it may be possible to execute arbitrary code on a server that uses C-client to access mailboxes. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-2933 to this issue. All users of libc-client should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch that resolves this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-libc-client
  • redhat-upgrade-libc-client-devel

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