GLSA-200508-03 : nbSMTP: Format string vulnerability

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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-200508-03
(nbSMTP: Format string vulnerability)

Niels Heinen discovered a format string vulnerability.

Impact :

An attacker can setup a malicious SMTP server and exploit this
vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the
user running nbSMTP.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All nbSMTP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-mta/nbsmtp-1.0'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19366 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2409