Fedora Core 6 : mutt- (2007-539)

High Nessus Plugin ID 25357


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


This update fixes two security issues :

The APOP protocol allows remote attackers to guess the first 3 characters of a password via man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks that use crafted message IDs and MD5 collisions. (CVE-2007-1558)

Buffer overflow in Mutt 1.4.2 might allow local users to execute arbitrary code via '&' characters in the GECOS field, which triggers the overflow during alias expansion. (CVE-2007-2683)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25357

File Name: fedora_2007-539.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/06/01

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mutt, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:mutt-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:6

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/30

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2007-539