Sylpheed MIME Content-parsing Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2777


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote client is running Sylpheed, an email client for Unix and Unix-like operating systems. This version is vulnerable to a buffer overflow via specially crafted MIME messages or attachments. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to convince a user to open a malicious email message. Successful exploitation would lead to a Denial of Service or remote code execution.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2777

File Name: 2777.prm

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2005/03/29

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1333

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0926

BID: 12934