GLSA-200405-17 : Multiple vulnerabilities in metamail
High Nessus Plugin ID 14503
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-17 (Multiple vulnerabilities in metamail)
Ulf Harnhammar found two format string bugs and two buffer overflow bugs in Metamail.
A remote attacker could send a malicious email message and execute arbitrary code with the rights of the process calling the Metamail program.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll users of Metamail should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=net-mail/metamail-184.108.40.206' # emerge '>=net-mail/metamail-220.127.116.11'