FreeBSD : mutt -- denial of service via crafted mail message (c3d43001-8064-11e4-801f-0022156e8794)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

NVD reports :

The write_one_header function in mutt 1.5.23 does not properly handle
newline characters at the beginning of a header, which allows remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a header with an
empty body, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow in the
mutt_substrdup function.

See also :

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=771125
http://dev.mutt.org/trac/ticket/3716
http://www.nessus.org/u?51678696

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80238 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71334

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9116

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