Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : pine (MDKSA-2000:073-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

By adding specific headers to messages, the pine mail reader could be
made to exit with an error message when users attempted to manipulate
mail folders containing those messages.

Update :

The previous announcement did not make mention of another
vulnerability in pine 4.21 and previous in that it also contains a
buffer overflow vulnerability which allows a remote user to execute
arbitrary code on the local client by the sending of a specially
crafted email message. The overflow occurs during the periodic 'new
mail' checking of an open folder.

Solution :

Update the affected pine package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61859 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2000-0909

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