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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
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 :
Update the affected mutt and / or mutt-debuginfo packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 73071 ()
Bugtraq ID: 66165
CVE ID: CVE-2014-0467
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