FreeBSD : metamail format string bugs and buffer overflows (a20082c3-6255-11d8-80e3-0020ed76ef5a)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36766


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Ulf Harnhammar reported four bugs in metamail: two are format string bugs and two are buffer overflows. The bugs are in SaveSquirrelFile(), PrintHeader(), and ShareThisHeader().

These vulnerabilities could be triggered by a maliciously formatted email message if `metamail' or `splitmail' is used to process it, possibly resulting in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user reading mail.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36766

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a20082c3625511d880e30020ed76ef5a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:metamail, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/02/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/02/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0104, CVE-2004-0105

BID: 9692