Scientific Linux Security Update : mutt on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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 running instances of mutt must be restarted for this update to
take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f6690c15

Solution :

Update the affected mutt and / or mutt-debuginfo packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73073 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0467