GLSA-200405-17 : Multiple vulnerabilities in metamail

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-17
(Multiple vulnerabilities in metamail)

Ulf Harnhammar found two format string bugs and two buffer overflow bugs in

Impact :

A remote attacker could send a malicious email message and execute
arbitrary code with the rights of the process calling the Metamail program.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All users of Metamail should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-mail/metamail-'
# emerge '>=net-mail/metamail-'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14503 (gentoo_GLSA-200405-17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0104