SUSE-SA:2003:020: mutt

High Nessus Plugin ID 13790


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2003:020 (mutt).

Mutt is a text-based Mail User Agent (MUA).
The IMAP-code of mutt is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that can be exploited by a malicious IMAP-server to crash mutt or even execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running mutt.

There is no temporary fix known.

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: 13790

File Name: suse_SA_2003_020.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-2003-0140

BID: 7120