Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mutt (MDKSA-2007:113)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 25431


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw in the way mutt processed certain APOP authentication requests was discovered. By sending certain responses when mutt attempted to authenticate again an APOP server, a remote attacker could possibly obtain certain portions of the user's authentication credentials (CVE-2007-1558).

A flaw in how mutt handled certain characters in gecos fields could lead to a buffer overflow. A local user able to give themselves a carefully crafted Real Name could potentially execute arbitrary code if a victim used mutt to expand the attacker's alias (CVE-2007-2683).

Updated packages have been patched to address these issues.


Update the affected mutt and / or mutt-utf8 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 25431

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-113.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/06/05

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mutt, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mutt-utf8, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1558, CVE-2007-2683

MDKSA: 2007:113