FreeBSD : mutt -- Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (d2a43243-087b-11db-bc36-0008743bf21a)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21790


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


SecurityFocus reports :

Mutt is prone to a remote buffer-overflow vulnerability. This issue is due to the application's failure to properly bounds-check user-supplied input before copying it to an insufficiently sized memory buffer.

This issue may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary machine code in the context of the affected application. Failed exploit attempts will likely crash the application, denying further service to legitimate users.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21790

File Name: freebsd_pkg_d2a43243087b11dbbc360008743bf21a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/07/03

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-mutt, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-mutt-devel, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mutt, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mutt-devel, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mutt-devel-lite, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mutt-lite, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mutt-ng, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:zh-mutt-devel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3242

BID: 18642