RHEL 2.1 : pan (RHSA-2003:312)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated Pan packages that close a denial of service vulnerability are
now available.

Pan is a Gnome/GTK+ newsreader.

A bug in Pan versions prior to 0.13.4 can cause Pan to crash when
parsing an article header containing a very long author email address.
This bug causes a denial of service (crash), but cannot be exploited
further. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0855 to this issue.

Users of Pan are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a backported patch correcting this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Kasper Dupont for alerting us to this
issue and to Charles Kerr for providing the patch.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-0855.html
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=107025
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-312.html

Solution :

Update the affected pan package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12429 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0855