RHEL 2.1 : sylpheed (RHSA-2005:303)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated sylpheed package that fixes a buffer overflow issue is now
available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Sylpheed is a GTK+ based fast email client.

A buffer overflow bug has been found in the way Sylpheed handles
non-ASCII characters in the header of a message to which a victim
replies. A carefully crafted email message could potentially allow an
attacker to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if they reply
to such a message. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0667 to this issue.

Users of Sylpheed should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch, and is not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0667.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-303.html

Solution :

Update the affected sylpheed package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17365 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0667