Slackware 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : mutt security update (SSA:2004-043-01)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18772


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


Mutt is a text-based program for reading electronic mail. New mutt packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and -current.
These have been upgraded to version 1.4.2i to fix a buffer overflow that could lead to a machine compromise. All sites using mutt should upgrade to the new mutt package.


Update the affected mutt package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18772

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2004-043-01.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.12

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Updated: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:mutt, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 2004/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0078

SSA: 2004-043-01