RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : mutt (RHSA-2006:0577)
High Nessus Plugin ID 22045
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated mutt packages that fix a security issue are now available.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent.
A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Mutt processes an overly long namespace from a malicious imap server. In order to exploit this flaw a user would have to use Mutt to connect to a malicious IMAP server. (CVE-2006-3242)
Users of Mutt are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected mutt package.