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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
Updated metamail packages that fix a number of vulnerabilities are now
Metamail is a system for handling multimedia mail.
Ulf Harnhammar discovered two format string bugs and two buffer
overflow bugs in versions of Metamail up to and including 2.7. An
attacker could create a carefully-crafted message such that when it is
opened by a victim and parsed through Metamail, it runs arbitrary code
as the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2004-0104 (format strings)
and CVE-2004-0105 (buffer overflows) to these issues.
Users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 are advised to upgrade to these
erratum packages, which contain a backported security patch and are
not vulnerable to these issues. Please note that Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3 does not contain Metamail and is therefore not vulnerable to
Red Hat would like to thank Ulf Harnhammar for the notification and
patch for these issues.
See also :
Update the affected metamail package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 12471 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0104CVE-2004-0105
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