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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-06
(Multiple remote buffer overflow vulnerabilities in Courier)
The vulnerabilities have been found in the 'SHIFT_JIS' converter in
'shiftjis.c' and 'ISO2022JP' converter in 'so2022jp.c'. An attacker may
supply Unicode characters that exceed BMP (Basic Multilingual Plane) range,
causing an overflow.
An attacker without privileges may exploit this vulnerability remotely, allowing arbitrary code to be executed in order to gain unauthorized access.
While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are
advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected packages.
See also :
All users should upgrade to current versions of the affected packages:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-mail/courier-imap-3.0.0'
# emerge '>=net-mail/courier-imap-3.0.0'
# ** Or
depending on your installation... **
# emerge -pv '>=mail-mta/courier-0.45'
# emerge '>=mail-mta/courier-0.45'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false