RHEL 2.1 : elm (RHSA-2004:009)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

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
this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-0966.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-009.html

Solution :

Update the affected elm package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12449 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0966