FreeBSD : metamail format string bugs and buffer overflows (a20082c3-6255-11d8-80e3-0020ed76ef5a)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Ulf Harnhammar reported four bugs in metamail: two are format string
bugs and two are buffer overflows. The bugs are in SaveSquirrelFile(),
PrintHeader(), and ShareThisHeader().

These vulnerabilities could be triggered by a maliciously formatted
email message if `metamail' or `splitmail' is used to process it,
possibly resulting in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of
the user reading mail.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?a9f517d5

Solution :

Update the affected 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 : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36766 (freebsd_pkg_a20082c3625511d880e30020ed76ef5a.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 9692

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0104
CVE-2004-0105

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