Oracle Linux 6 : mutt (ELSA-2014-0304)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:0304 :

An updated mutt package that fixes one security issue is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way mutt processed
certain email headers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send
an email with specially crafted headers that, when processed, could
cause mutt to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running mutt. (CVE-2014-0467)

All mutt users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue. All running
instances of mutt must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-March/004020.html

Solution :

Update the affected mutt package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73069 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66165

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0467