FreeBSD : claws-mail -- POP3 Format String Vulnerability (d9867f50-54d0-11dc-b80b-0016179b2dd5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25943


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


A Secunia Advisory reports :

A format string error in the 'inc_put_error()' function in src/inc.c when displaying a POP3 server's error response can be exploited via specially crafted POP3 server replies containing format specifiers.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code, but requires that the user is tricked into connecting to a malicious POP3 server.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25943

File Name: freebsd_pkg_d9867f5054d011dcb80b0016179b2dd5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/08/28

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:claws-mail, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:sylpheed-claws, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:sylpheed2, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/08/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2958

Secunia: 26550