RHEL 2.1 : elm (RHSA-2005:755)

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 elm package is now available that fixes a buffer overflow
issue for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS and AW.

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

Elm is a terminal mode email client.

A buffer overflow flaw in Elm was discovered that was triggered by
viewing a mailbox containing a message with a carefully crafted
'Expires' header. An attacker could create a malicious message that
would execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user who
received it. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2665 to this issue.

Users of Elm should update to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch that corrects this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2665.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-755.html

Solution :

Update the affected elm package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19544 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2665