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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
New mutt packages that fix a remotely-triggerable crash in the menu
drawing code are now available.
Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent.
A bug was found in the index menu code in versions of mutt. A remote
attacker could send a carefully crafted mail message that can cause
mutt to segfault and possibly execute arbitrary code as the victim.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2004-0078 to this issue.
It is recommended that all mutt users upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported security patch and are not
vulnerable to this issue.
Red Hat would like to thank Niels Heinen for reporting this issue.
Note: mutt-188.8.131.52 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 is not vulnerable
to this issue.
See also :
Update the affected mutt package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 12461 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0078
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