Fedora 7 : sylpheed-2.3.1-5 (2007-1841)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

Ulf Harnhammar (Secunia Research) has discovered a format string
vulnerability in sylpheed and claws-mail in inc_put_error() function
in src/inc.c when displaying POP3 error reply.

Problem can be exploited by malicious POP3 server via specially
crafted POP3 server replies containing format specifiers.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code, but
requires that the user is tricked into connecting to a malicious POP3
server.

Secunia advisory: http://secunia.com/advisories/26550/

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?89e171cd

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27736 (fedora_2007-1841.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2958

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