RHEL 2.1 : metamail (RHSA-2004:073)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

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
these issues.

Red Hat would like to thank Ulf Harnhammar for the notification and
patch for these issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected metamail package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12471 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0104