GLSA-201401-19 : GMime: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 72074


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-19 (GMime: Arbitrary code execution)

GMime contains a buffer overflow flaw in the GMIME_UUENCODE_LEN macro in gmime/gmime-encodings.h.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


GMime 2.4.x users on the PPC64 architecture should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/gmime-2.4.17' GMime 2.4.x users on other architectures should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/gmime-2.4.15' GMime 2.2.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/gmime-2.2.26' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72074

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201401-19.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/01/22

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gmime, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/01/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0409

BID: 38078

GLSA: 201401-19

CWE: 119