Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mutt (MDKSA-2006:115)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21777


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A stack-based buffer overflow in the browse_get_namespace function in imap/browse.c of Mutt allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary code via long namespaces received from the IMAP server.

Updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected mutt and / or mutt-utf8 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21777

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-115.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/06/29

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mutt, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mutt-utf8, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3242

MDKSA: 2006:115