GLSA-200403-05 : UUDeview MIME Buffer Overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-05
(UUDeview MIME Buffer Overflow)

By decoding a MIME archive with excessively long strings for various
parameters, it is possible to crash UUDeview, or cause it to execute
arbitrary code.
This vulnerability was originally reported by iDEFENSE as part of a WinZip
advisory [ Reference: 1 ].

Impact :

An attacker could create a specially crafted MIME file and send it via
email. When recipient decodes the file, UUDeview may execute arbitrary code
which is embedded in the MIME file, thus granting the attacker access to
the recipient's account.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. As a result, a software upgrade
is required and users should upgrade to uudeview 0.5.20.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4335fce4
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200403-05.xml

Solution :

All users should upgrade to uudeview 0.5.20:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=app-text/uudeview-0.5.20'
# emerge '>=app-text/uudeview-0.5.20'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14456 (gentoo_GLSA-200403-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 9758

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0333