Debian DLA-100-1 : mutt security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 82084


The remote Debian host is missing a security 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.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected mutt, mutt-dbg, and mutt-patched packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82084

File Name: debian_DLA-100.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/26/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, 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:debian:debian_linux:mutt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mutt-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:mutt-patched, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/5/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0467

BID: 66165