GLSA-201406-05 : Mutt: Arbitrary code execution

medium Nessus Plugin ID 74320


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201406-05 (Mutt: Arbitrary code execution)

A heap-based buffer overflow has been discovered in the mutt_copy_hdr function.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Mutt or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Mutt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/mutt-1.5.22-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74320

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201406-05.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 6/5/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: 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:gentoo:linux:mutt, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/5/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0467

BID: 66165

GLSA: 201406-05