GLSA-201406-05 : Mutt: Arbitrary code execution
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74320
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Mutt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/mutt-1.5.22-r3'