SUSE-SA:2003:0012: hypermail

High Nessus Plugin ID 13777


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2003:0012 (hypermail).

Hypermail is a tool to convert a Unix mail-box file to a set of cross- referenced HTML documents.
During an internal source code review done by Thomas Biege several bugs where found in hypermail and its tools. These bugs allow remote code execution, local tmp race conditions, denial-of-service conditions and read access to files belonging to the host hypermail is running on.
Additionally the mail CGI program can be abused by spammers as email- relay and should thus be disabled.

There is no temporary fix known other then disabling hypermail. Please download and install the new packages from our FTP servers.

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply the update.


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13777

File Name: suse_SA_2003_0012.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Modified: 2010/10/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0057

BID: 6689, 6690