FreeBSD : mutt -- denial of service via crafted mail message (c3d43001-8064-11e4-801f-0022156e8794)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80238


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


NVD reports :

The write_one_header function in mutt 1.5.23 does not properly handle newline characters at the beginning of a header, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a header with an empty body, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow in the mutt_substrdup function.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80238

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c3d43001806411e4801f0022156e8794.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/26

Modified: 2014/12/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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:freebsd:freebsd:ja-mutt, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mutt, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:zh-mutt, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/11/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9116

BID: 71334