GLSA-200710-17 : Balsa: Buffer overflow
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27068
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-17 (Balsa: Buffer overflow)
Evil Ninja Squirrel discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the ir_fetch_seq() function when receiving a long response to a FETCH command (CVE-2007-5007).
A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious or compromised IMAP server, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Balsa.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Balsa users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/balsa-2.3.20'