Amazon Linux AMI : mutt Remote Crash Vulnerability (ALAS-2014-310)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?18422002

Solution :

Run 'yum update mutt' to update your system.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73229 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0467