Fedora 12 : php-pear-Mail-1.1.14-5.fc12 (2009-12395)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

Fix CVE-2009-4023, CVE-2009-4111 PEAR's Mail class did not properly
escape content of mail header fields, when using the sendmail backend.
A remote attacker could send an email message, with specially crafted
headers to local user, leading to disclosure of content and
potentially, to modification of arbitrary system file, once the email
message was processed by the PEAR's Mail class.

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 :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=540842
http://www.nessus.org/u?8b7eb07d

Solution :

Update the affected php-pear-Mail 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 : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42939 (fedora_2009-12395.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 37081

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4023

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