GLSA-201401-19 : GMime: Arbitrary code execution

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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-201401-19
(GMime: Arbitrary code execution)

GMime contains a buffer overflow flaw in the GMIME_UUENCODE_LEN macro in

Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code or
cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

GMime 2.4.x users on the PPC64 architecture should upgrade to the latest
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/gmime-2.4.17'
GMime 2.4.x users on other architectures should upgrade to the latest
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/gmime-2.4.15'
GMime 2.2.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/gmime-2.2.26'
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72074 ()

Bugtraq ID: 38078

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0409

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