FreeBSD : mutt -- buffer overflow vulnerability (863f95d3-3df1-11dc-b3d3-0016179b2dd5)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 25804

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VPR Score: 6.6


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Securityfocus reports :

Mutt is prone to a local buffer-overflow vulnerability because it fails to properly bounds-check user-supplied input before using it in a memory copy operation. An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with the with the privileges of the victim. Failed exploit attempts will result in a denial of service.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 25804

File Name: freebsd_pkg_863f95d33df111dcb3d30016179b2dd5.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 2007/07/30

Updated: 2021/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 6.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ja-mutt, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mutt, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mutt-lite, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:zh-mutt, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2683

BID: 24192