GLSA-200606-27 : Mutt: Buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 21773


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-27 (Mutt: Buffer overflow)

TAKAHASHI Tamotsu has discovered that Mutt contains a boundary error in the 'browse_get_namespace()' function in browse.c, which can be triggered when receiving an overly long namespace from an IMAP server.
Impact :

A malicious IMAP server can send an overly long namespace to Mutt in order to crash the application, and possibly execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Mutt.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Mutt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/mutt-1.5.11-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21773

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200606-27.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Published: 2006/06/29

Updated: 2018/08/10

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:gentoo:linux:mutt, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3242

GLSA: 200606-27