Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : metamail (MDKSA-2006:047)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Ulf Harnhammar discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the way
that metamail handles certain mail messages. An attacker could create
a carefully-crafted message that, when parsed via metamail, could
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
metamail.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected metamail package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20981 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-047.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 16611

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0709

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