Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mutt (MDKSA-2004:010)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14110


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A bug in mutt was reported by Neils Heinen that could allow a remote attacker to send a carefully crafted mail message that can cause mutt to segfault and possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running mutt.

The updated packages have been patched to correct the problem.


Update the affected mutt package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14110

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-010.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:mutt, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/02/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0078

MDKSA: 2004:010