Mutt < 1.4.1 / 1.5 Text Enriched Handler Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1299

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 handling routines for the text enriched MIME type. This vulnerability may allow malicious email messages to execute code 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: 1299

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: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

BID: 2502