Multiple vendor S/MIME protocol implementation ASN.1 buffer overflow

smime-asn1-bo (13603) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Multiple vendor S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) protocol implementations are vulnerable to a buffer overflow. A remote attacker could send a malformed ASN.1 element to overflow a buffer and possibly execute arbitrary code on the system or cause a denial of service.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

For Mandrake Linux 9.2:
Upgrade to the latest mozilla package (1.4-13.2.92mdk or later), as listed in MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2004:021 : mozilla . See References.

For Red Hat Linux 9:
Upgrade to the latest mozilla package (1.4.2-0.9.0 or later), as listed in RHSA-2004:112-09. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Upgrade to the latest mozilla package, as listed below. Refer to RHSA-2004:110-20 for more information. See References.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1), ES (v. 2.1), WS (v. 2.1), and Advanced Workstation for the Itanium Processor: (v. 1.4.2-2.1.0 or later)

For Red Hat Linux:
Upgrade to the latest mozilla package, as listed below. Refer to RHSA-2004:110-20 for more information. See References.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3), ES (v. 3), and WS (v. 3): (1.4.2-3.0.2 or later)

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2 AMD64
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AW
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Linux 9.0
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium

Reported:

Nov 04, 2003

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