GLSA-200411-06 : MIME-tools: Virus detection evasion

high Nessus Plugin ID 15608


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-06 (MIME-tools: Virus detection evasion)

MIME-tools doesn't correctly parse attachment boundaries with an empty name (boundary='').
Impact :

An attacker could send a carefully crafted email and evade detection on some email virus-scanning programs using MIME-tools for attachment decoding.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All MIME-tools users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-perl/MIME-tools-5.415'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15608

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200411-06.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 11/3/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


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:gentoo:linux:mime-tools, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 11/2/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/2/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1098

GLSA: 200411-06