Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mutt (MDKSA-2007:113)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A flaw in the way mutt processed certain APOP authentication requests
was discovered. By sending certain responses when mutt attempted to
authenticate again an APOP server, a remote attacker could possibly
obtain certain portions of the user's authentication credentials

A flaw in how mutt handled certain characters in gecos fields could
lead to a buffer overflow. A local user able to give themselves a
carefully crafted Real Name could potentially execute arbitrary code
if a victim used mutt to expand the attacker's alias (CVE-2007-2683).

Updated packages have been patched to address these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected mutt and / or mutt-utf8 packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25431 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-113.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1558

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