How to Buy
This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
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 :
Update the affected elm package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 19544 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-2665
Nessus Professional: Scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & moreNessus Cloud: The power of Nessus for teams – from the cloud
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.