Scientific Linux Security Update : mutt on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 60195

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

A flaw was found in the way Mutt used temporary files on NFS file systems. Due to an implementation issue in the NFS protocol, Mutt was not able to exclusively open a new file. A local attacker could conduct a time-dependent attack and possibly gain access to e-mail attachments opened by a victim. (CVE-2006-5297)

A flaw was found in the way Mutt processed certain APOP authentication requests. By sending certain responses when mutt attempted to authenticate against an APOP server, a remote attacker could potentially acquire certain portions of a user's authentication credentials. (CVE-2007-1558)

A flaw was found in the way Mutt handled certain characters in gecos fields which could lead to a buffer overflow. The gecos field is an entry in the password database typically used to record general information about the user. A local attacker could give themselves a carefully crafted 'Real Name' which could execute arbitrary code if a victim uses Mutt and expands the attackers alias. (CVE-2007-2683)

Solution

Update the affected mutt package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?57a3a75e

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 60195

File Name: sl_20070604_mutt_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5297, CVE-2007-1558, CVE-2007-2683