Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : slrn (MDKSA-2001:028)
High Nessus Plugin ID 61902
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA buffer overflow exists in versions of the slrn news reader prior to 0.9.6.3pl4 as reported by Bill Nottingham. This problem exists in the wrapping/unwrapping functions and a long header in a message might overflow a buffer which could result in execution of arbitrary code encoded in the message.
SolutionUpdate the affected slrn and / or slrn-pull packages.