Mutt < 1.4.1 / 1.5 Address Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1297

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow

Description

The remote host is running a version of the Mutt email client that contains a buffer overflow in the email address handling routines. Exploitation of this overflow by an attacker may allow arbitrary code execution in the context of the Mutt user.

Solution

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1297

File Name: 1297.prm

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/19

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:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:H/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-2002-0001

BID: 3774

OSVDB: 13399