GLSA-200603-16 : Metamail: Buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-16
(Metamail: Buffer overflow)

Ulf Harnhammar discovered a buffer overflow in Metamail when
processing mime boundaries.

Impact :

By sending a specially crafted email, attackers could potentially
exploit this vulnerability to crash Metamail or to execute arbitrary

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Metamail users should update to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/metamail-'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21097 (gentoo_GLSA-200603-16.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0709