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Connectiva - CLA-2002:449

by Nikola Strahija on January 8th, 2002 A buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in the mutt program that could be exploited by a remote attacker. By sending a crafted email message to some user, the attacker can exploit this vulnerability and execute arbitrary commands on the user's machine. These commands would be executed with the privileges of the user running the email client.


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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT
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PACKAGE : mutt
SUMMARY : Buffer overflow vulnerability
DATE : 2002-01-07 16:32:00
ID : CLA-2002:449
RELEVANT
RELEASES : 5.0, prg graficos, ecommerce, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0

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DESCRIPTION
Mutt[1] is a text-mode email client ("MUA").

Joost Pol found a buffer overflow vulnerability
in the mutt program that could be exploited by a remote attacker. By
sending a crafted email message to some user, the attacker can
exploit this vulnerability[2,4] and execute arbitrary commands on the
user's machine. These commands would be executed with the privileges
of the user running the email client.


SOLUTION
All mutt users should apply the upgrade. The updated versions made
available through this advisory have the fix[3] published by the
authors.


REFERENCES
1. http://www.mutt.org
2. http://www.mutt.org/announce/mutt-1.2.5.1-1.3.25.html
3. ftp://ftp.mutt.org/pub/mutt/patch-1.2,3.rfc822_terminate.1
4. http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3774
5. http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/247848


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/i386/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U51_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/mutt-1.2.5-7U51_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U60_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.3.17-8U70_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mutt-doc-1.3.17-8U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mutt-help-1.3.17-8U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mutt-1.3.17-8U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/i386/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/i386/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.i386.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform
upgrades of RPM packages:
- add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
(you may also use linuxconf to do this):

rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

- run: apt-get update
- after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples
can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en
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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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