GLSA-200405-17 : Multiple vulnerabilities in metamail

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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-200405-17
(Multiple vulnerabilities in metamail)

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

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 :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200405-17.xml

Solution :

All users of Metamail should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-mail/metamail-2.7.45.3'
# emerge '>=net-mail/metamail-2.7.45.3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0104
CVE-2004-0105