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Mutt < 1.4.1 / 1.5 Address Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Medium

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow

Description

The remote host is running a version of the Mutt email client that contains a buffer overflow in the email address handling routines. Exploitation of this overflow by an attacker may allow arbitrary code execution in the context of the Mutt user.

Solution

Upgrade to either 1.4.1 or 1.5. Patches/upgrades are available at www.mutt.org