GLSA-201401-19 : GMime: Arbitrary code execution

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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-201401-19
(GMime: Arbitrary code execution)

GMime contains a buffer overflow flaw in the GMIME_UUENCODE_LEN macro in
gmime/gmime-encodings.h.

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 :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201401-19.xml

Solution :

GMime 2.4.x users on the PPC64 architecture should upgrade to the latest
version:
# 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
version:
# 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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72074 ()

Bugtraq ID: 38078

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0409