GLSA-201701-04 : Mutt: Heap-based buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96235


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-04 (Mutt: Heap-based buffer overflow)

A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in Mutt’s mutt_substrdup function.
Impact :

A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Mutt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/mutt-1.5.23-r5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96235

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/03

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mutt, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9116

GLSA: 201701-04