RHEL 2.1 : sylpheed (RHSA-2005:303)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 17365
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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated sylpheed package that fixes a buffer overflow issue is now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Sylpheed is a GTK+ based fast email client.

A buffer overflow bug has been found in the way Sylpheed handles non-ASCII characters in the header of a message to which a victim replies. A carefully crafted email message could potentially allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if they reply to such a message. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0667 to this issue.

Users of Sylpheed should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch, and is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected sylpheed package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17365

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-303.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/18/2005

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:sylpheed, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/18/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/7/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0667

RHSA: 2005:303