FreeBSD : mutt -- remote code injection and path traversal vulnerability (a2f35081-8a02-11e8-8fa5-4437e6ad11c4)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 111179


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


Kevin J. McCarthy reports :

Fixes a remote code injection vulnerability when 'subscribing' to an IMAP mailbox, either via $imap_check_subscribed, or via the <subscribe> function in the browser menu. Mutt was generating a 'mailboxes' command and sending that along to the muttrc parser.
However, it was not escaping '`', which executes code and inserts the result. This would allow a malicious IMAP server to execute arbitrary code (for $imap_check_subscribed).

Fixes POP body caching path traversal vulnerability.

Fixes IMAP header caching path traversal vulnerability.

CVE-2018-14349 - NO Response Heap Overflow

CVE-2018-14350 - INTERNALDATE Stack Overflow

CVE-2018-14351 - STATUS Literal Length relative write

CVE-2018-14352 - imap_quote_string off-by-one stack overflow

CVE-2018-14353 - imap_quote_string int underflow

CVE-2018-14354 - imap_subscribe Remote Code Execution

CVE-2018-14355 - STATUS mailbox header cache directory traversal

CVE-2018-14356 - POP empty UID NULL deref

CVE-2018-14357 - LSUB Remote Code Execution

CVE-2018-14358 - RFC822.SIZE Stack Overflow

CVE-2018-14359 - base64 decode Stack Overflow

CVE-2018-14362 - POP Message Cache Directory Traversal


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 111179

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a2f350818a0211e88fa54437e6ad11c4.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 7/20/2018

Updated: 11/10/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mutt, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 7/17/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/15/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14349, CVE-2018-14350, CVE-2018-14351, CVE-2018-14352, CVE-2018-14353, CVE-2018-14354, CVE-2018-14355, CVE-2018-14356, CVE-2018-14357, CVE-2018-14358, CVE-2018-14359, CVE-2018-14362