Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mutt (MDKSA-2003:041-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14025


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was discovered in the mutt text-mode email client in the IMAP code. This vulnerability can be exploited by a malicious IMAP server to crash mutt or even execute arbitrary code with the privilege of the user running mutt.

Update :

The packages for Mandrake Linux 9.1 and 9.1/PPC were not GPG-signed.
This has been fixed and as a result the md5sums have changed. Thanks to Mark Lyda for pointing this out.


Update the affected mutt package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14025

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-041.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

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:mutt, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/04/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0140

MDKSA: 2003:041-1