RHEL 2.1 : sylpheed (RHSA-2005:303)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated sylpheed package that fixes a buffer overflow issue is now

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Sylpheed is a GTK+ based fast email client.

A buffer overflow bug has been found in the way Sylpheed handles
non-ASCII characters in the header of a message to which a victim
replies. A carefully crafted email message could potentially allow an
attacker to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if they reply
to such a message. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0667 to this issue.

Users of Sylpheed should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch, and is not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected sylpheed package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17365 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0667

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