Debian DSA-1108-1 : mutt - buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 22650


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that the mutt mail reader performs insufficient validation of values returned from an IMAP server, which might overflow a buffer and potentially lead to the injection of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the mutt package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.9-2sarge2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22650

File Name: debian_DSA-1108.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/10/14

Updated: 2018/08/09

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:debian:debian_linux:mutt, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3242

DSA: 1108