Fedora Core 5 : mutt-18.104.22.168-8.fc5 (2007-540)
High Nessus Plugin ID 25358
SynopsisThe remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected mutt and / or mutt-debuginfo packages.