Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mutt (MDKSA-2001:031)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61905


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A format string vulnerability was present in the IMAP code in versions of the mutt email client previous to 1.2.5. This had the effect that a compromised or malicious IMAP server could possibly execute code on the local machine.


Update the affected mutt package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61905

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-031.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mutt, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2001/03/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0473

MDKSA: 2001:031