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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
Updated elm packages are now available that fix a buffer overflow
vulnerability in the 'frm' command.
Elm is a terminal mode email user agent. The frm command is provided
as part of the Elm packages and gives a summary list of the sender and
subject of selected messages in a mailbox or folder.
A buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the frm command. An
attacker could create a message with an overly long Subject line such
that when the frm command is run by a victim arbitrary code is
executed. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0966 to this issue.
Users of the frm command should update to these erratum packages,
which contain a backported security patch that corrects this issue.
Red Hat would like to thank Paul Rubin for discovering and disclosing
See also :
Update the affected elm package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
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CVE ID: CVE-2003-0966
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