Slackware 8.1 / 9.0 : Mutt buffer overflow in IMAP support

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

The mutt mail client packages in Slackware 8.1 and 9.0 have been
upgraded to mutt-1.4.1i to fix a security problem discovered by Core
Security Technologies. This issue may allow a remote attacker
controlling a malicious IMAP server to execute code on your machine as
the user running mutt if you connect to the IMAP server using mutt.
All sites running mutt are advised to upgrade.

See also :

http://www.coresecurity.com/common/showdoc.php?idx=310&idxseccion=10
http://www.nessus.org/u?a9c6a7e3

Solution :

Update the affected mutt package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 54859 ()

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