Fedora 7 : sylpheed-2.3.1-5 (2007-1841)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27736


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Ulf Harnhammar (Secunia Research) has discovered a format string vulnerability in sylpheed and claws-mail in inc_put_error() function in src/inc.c when displaying POP3 error reply.

Problem can be exploited by malicious POP3 server 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.

Secunia advisory: http://secunia.com/advisories/26550/

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected sylpheed and / or sylpheed-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27736

File Name: fedora_2007-1841.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/06

Modified: 2015/10/21

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:fedoraproject:fedora:sylpheed, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:sylpheed-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:7

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2958

FEDORA: 2007-1841

Secunia: 26550