RHEL 4 : libc-client (RHSA-2005:848)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated libc-client packages that fix a buffer overflow issue are now
available.

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

C-client is a common API for accessing mailboxes.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the way C-client parses
user-supplied mailboxes. If an authenticated user requests a specially
crafted mailbox name, it may be possible to execute arbitrary code on
a server that uses C-client to access mailboxes. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name
CVE-2005-2933 to this issue.

All users of libc-client should upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch that resolves this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2933.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-848.html

Solution :

Update the affected libc-client and / or libc-client-devel packages.

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: 20269 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2933