GLSA-200511-13 : Sylpheed, Sylpheed-Claws: Buffer overflow in LDIF importer

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20234


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200511-13 (Sylpheed, Sylpheed-Claws: Buffer overflow in LDIF importer)

Colin Leroy reported buffer overflow vulnerabilities in Sylpheed and Sylpheed-Claws. The LDIF importer uses a fixed length buffer to store data of variable length. Two similar problems exist also in the Mutt and Pine addressbook importers of Sylpheed-Claws.
Impact :

By convincing a user to import a specially crafted LDIF file into the address book, a remote attacker could 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-2.0.4' All Sylpheed-Claws users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/sylpheed-claws-1.0.5-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20234

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200511-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/11/21

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: 2005/11/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3354

OSVDB: 20675

GLSA: 200511-13