GLSA-200503-26 : Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws: Message reply overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17582


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-26 (Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws: Message reply overflow)

Sylpheed and Sylpheed-claws fail to properly handle non-ASCII characters in email headers when composing reply messages.
Impact :

An attacker can send an email containing a malicious non-ASCII header which, when replied to, would cause the program to crash, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the software.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Sylpheed users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/sylpheed-1.0.3' All Sylpheed-claws users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/sylpheed-claws-1.0.3'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17582

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200503-26.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/03/21

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:sylpheed, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:sylpheed-claws, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0667

OSVDB: 14570

GLSA: 200503-26