RHEL 6 : mutt (RHSA-2014:0304)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73071
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected mutt and / or mutt-debuginfo packages.