Debian DSA-3083-1 : mutt - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79637


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


A flaw was discovered in mutt, a text-based mailreader. A specially crafted mail header could cause mutt to crash, leading to a denial of service condition.


Upgrade the mutt packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.21-6.2+deb7u3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79637

File Name: debian_DSA-3083.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/12/01

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mutt, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9116

BID: 71334

DSA: 3083