RHEL 3 : mutt (RHSA-2004:050)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

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-1.2.5.1 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 is not vulnerable
to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0078.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-050.html

Solution :

Update the affected mutt 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: 12461 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0078