Oracle Linux 6 : mutt (ELSA-2014-0304)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 73069


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:0304 :

An updated mutt package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way mutt processed certain email headers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send an email with specially crafted headers that, when processed, could cause mutt to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running mutt. (CVE-2014-0467)

All mutt users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. All running instances of mutt must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected mutt package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73069

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-0304.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/18/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:mutt, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/17/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/14/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0467

BID: 66165

RHSA: 2014:0304