Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : elm (MDKSA-2001:067)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13882


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A buffer overflow exists in the elm email client when handling very long message-ids. This would overwrite other header fields and could potentially cause further damage.


Update the affected elm package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13882

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-067.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:elm, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2001/07/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-1174

MDKSA: 2001:067