GLSA-200503-26 : Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws: Message reply overflow

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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-200503-26
(Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws: Message reply overflow)

Sylpheed and Sylpheed-claws fail to properly handle non-ASCII
characters in email headers when composing reply messages.

Impact :

An attacker can send an email containing a malicious non-ASCII
header which, when replied to, would cause the program to crash,
potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the software.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?19b9ac9e
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-26.xml

Solution :

All Sylpheed users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/sylpheed-1.0.3'
All Sylpheed-claws users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/sylpheed-claws-1.0.3'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17582 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-26.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0667