openSUSE 10 Security Update : claws-mail (claws-mail-4495)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27186


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update fixes a format string bug in the inc_put_error() function.
This bug is triggered when error messages from the POP3 server are displayed and can be exploited remotely to execute arbitrary code.


Update the affected claws-mail packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27186

File Name: suse_claws-mail-4495.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

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:novell:opensuse:claws-mail, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:claws-mail-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2958