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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-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
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
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
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 27068 (gentoo_GLSA-200710-17.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-5007