Scientific Linux Security Update : mutt on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73073


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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 running instances of mutt must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected mutt and / or mutt-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73073

File Name: sl_20140317_mutt_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/18

Modified: 2014/03/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0467