Mutt < 1.4.2 menu.c menu_pad_string Function Index Menu Code Remote Overflow DoS

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1188

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

Mutt 1.4.1 and older versions are vulnerable to a buffer overflow vulnerability in the code which is used to draw menus on screen. An attacker could exploit this flaw to prevent a user from reading his mail using this client (thus corrupting a full mailbox), or possibly to execute code remotely.

Solution

Upgrade to Mutt 1.4.2 or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1188

File Name: 1188.prm

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 1333

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0078

BID: 9641