GLSA-200506-02 : Mailutils: SQL Injection
High Nessus Plugin ID 18425
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-02 (Mailutils: SQL Injection)
When GNU Mailutils is built with the 'mysql' or 'postgres' USE flag, the sql_escape_string function of the authentication module fails to properly escape the '\\' character, rendering it vulnerable to a SQL command injection.
A malicious remote user could exploit this vulnerability to inject SQL commands to the underlying database.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll GNU Mailutils users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/mailutils-0.6-r1'