RHEL 2.1 : metamail (RHSA-2006:0217)
High Nessus Plugin ID 20966
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn updated metamail package that fixes a buffer overflow vulnerability for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 is now available.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
Metamail is a system for handling multimedia mail.
A buffer overflow bug was found in the way Metamail processes certain mail messages. An attacker could create a carefully-crafted message such that when it is opened by a victim and parsed through Metamail, it runs arbitrary code as the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2006-0709 to this issue.
Users of Metamail should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch that is not vulnerable to this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected metamail package.