Fedora Core 5 : mutt-1.4.2.1-8.fc5 (2007-540)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update fixes two security issues :

The APOP protocol allows remote attackers to guess the first 3
characters of a password via man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks that use
crafted message IDs and MD5 collisions. (CVE-2007-1558)

Buffer overflow in Mutt 1.4.2 might allow local users to execute
arbitrary code via '&' characters in the GECOS field, which triggers
the overflow during alias expansion. (CVE-2007-2683)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?194f0703

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25358 (fedora_2007-540.nasl)

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