This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated sylpheed package that fixes a buffer overflow issue is now
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 :
Update the affected sylpheed package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 17365 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-0667