Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mutt (MDVSA-2014:245)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79990


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


Updated mutt packages fix security vulnerability :

A flaw was discovered in mutt. A specially crafted mail header could cause mutt to crash, leading to a denial of service condition (CVE-2014-9116).

The mutt package has been updated to version 1.5.23 and patched to fix this issue.


Update the affected mutt, mutt-doc and / or mutt-utf8 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79990

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-245.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/15

Updated: 2018/07/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mutt, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mutt-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mutt-utf8, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9116

BID: 71334

MDVSA: 2014:245