Mutt < 1.4.1 / 1.5 IMAP Remote Folder Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1295

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow

Description

The remote host is running a version of the Mutt email client that may be vulnerable to a buffer overrun. A specially crafted folder on an IMAP server may be able to trigger these overflow conditions and cause the mutt client to crash.

Solution

Upgrade to either 1.4.1 or 1.5. Patches/upgrades are available at www.mutt.org

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1295

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2018/09/16

Dependencies: 1333

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mutt:mutt

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0167

BID: 7229