GLSA-200710-17 : Balsa: Buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27068


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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).
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Balsa users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/balsa-2.3.20'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27068

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200710-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:balsa, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5007

OSVDB: 26947, 26987, 40585

GLSA: 200710-17

CWE: 119