FreeBSD : sylpheed -- MIME-encoded file name buffer overflow vulnerability (b1e8c810-01d0-11da-bc08-0001020eed82)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19354


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Sylpheed is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when displaying emails with attachments that have MIME-encoded file names. This could be used by a remote attacker to crash sylpheed potentially allowing execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running sylpheed.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19354

File Name: freebsd_pkg_b1e8c81001d011dabc080001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/08/01

Modified: 2013/08/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:sylpheed, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:sylpheed-claws, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:sylpheed-gtk2, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0926

BID: 12934