RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : mutt (RHSA-2006:0577)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated mutt packages that fix a security issue are now available.

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

Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Mutt processes an overly
long namespace from a malicious imap server. In order to exploit this
flaw a user would have to use Mutt to connect to a malicious IMAP
server. (CVE-2006-3242)

Users of Mutt are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3242.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0577.html

Solution :

Update the affected mutt package.

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: 22045 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3242