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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200511-13
(Sylpheed, Sylpheed-Claws: Buffer overflow in LDIF importer)
Colin Leroy reported buffer overflow vulnerabilities in Sylpheed
and Sylpheed-Claws. The LDIF importer uses a fixed length buffer to
store data of variable length. Two similar problems exist also in the
Mutt and Pine addressbook importers of Sylpheed-Claws.
By convincing a user to import a specially crafted LDIF file into
the address book, a remote attacker could cause the program to crash,
potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the software.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Sylpheed users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/sylpheed-2.0.4'
All Sylpheed-Claws users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/sylpheed-claws-1.0.5-r1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20234 (gentoo_GLSA-200511-13.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-3354
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