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Home » Hacking News » Gentoo 200304-10: Balsa buffer overflow

Gentoo 200304-10: Balsa buffer overflow

by Nikola Strahija on May 5th, 2003 A vulnerability has been found in Balsa versions 1.2 and higher which, if exploited, could crash the mail reader and execute arbitrary commands.


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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200304-10
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PACKAGE : balsa
SUMMARY : buffer overflow
DATE : 2003-04-30 13:40 UTC
EXPLOIT : remote
VERSIONS AFFECTED : FIXED VERSION : >=balsa-2.0.10
CVE : CAN-2003-0140

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Balsa suffers from the same buffer overflow as mutt did:

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=104852190605988&w=2

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-mail/balsa upgrade to balsa-2.0.10 as follows:

emerge sync
emerge balsa
emerge clean

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[email protected] - GnuPG key is available at http://cvs.gentoo.org/~aliz
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