GLSA-200710-17 : Balsa: Buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-17
(Balsa: Buffer overflow)

Evil Ninja Squirrel discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the
ir_fetch_seq() function when receiving a long response to a FETCH
command (CVE-2007-5007).

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious or
compromised IMAP server, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary
code with the rights of the user running Balsa.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200710-17.xml

Solution :

All Balsa users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/balsa-2.3.20'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27068 (gentoo_GLSA-200710-17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5007