Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / 10.2 / 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : elm mailer (SSA:2005-311-01)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

New Elm packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0,
10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix a security issue. A buffer overflow in
the parsing of the Expires header could allow arbitrary code to be
executed as the user running Elm.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?7f0054b1

Solution :

Update the affected elm package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20163 ()

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