GLSA-200509-10 : Mailutils: Format string vulnerability in imap4d

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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-200509-10
(Mailutils: Format string vulnerability in imap4d)

The imap4d server contains a format string bug in the handling of IMAP
SEARCH requests.

Impact :

An authenticated IMAP user could exploit the format string error in
imap4d to execute arbitrary code as the imap4d user, which is usually
root.

Workaround :

There are no known workarounds at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8c8d5481
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200509-10.xml

Solution :

All GNU Mailutils users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/mailutils-0.6-r2'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19742 (gentoo_GLSA-200509-10.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2878