GLSA-200511-13 : Sylpheed, Sylpheed-Claws: Buffer overflow in LDIF importer
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20234
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll 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'