Mutt index menu buffer overflow

mutt-index-menu-bo (15134) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Mutt is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by a vulnerability in the index menu code. By sending a specially-crafted message to a vulnerable client, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the program to crash and possibly execute arbitrary code on the system with the victim's privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Mutt (1.4.2 or later), available from the Mutt Web site. See References

For Red Hat Linux 9:
Upgrade to the latest mutt package (1.4.1-3.3 or later), as listed in the RHSA-2004:051-05. See References.

For Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest mutt package, as listed below. Refer to MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2004:010 : mutt for more information. See References.

Mandrake Linux 9.1: 1.4.1i-1.2.91mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 9.2: 1.4.1i-3.1.92mdk or later
Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1: .4.1i-1.2.C21mdk or later

For Trustix Secure Linux 2.0:
Upgrade to the latest mutt package (1.4.2-1tr or later), as listed in Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2004-0006. See References.

For Slackware Linux:
Upgrade to the latest mutt package, as listed below. Refer to slackware-security Mailing List, Thu, 12 Feb 2004 12:19:00 -0800 (PST) for more information. See References.

Slackware Linux 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, -current: 1.4.2i-i386-1 or later

For Caldera OpenLinux 3.1.1 (Workstation and Server):
Upgrade to the latest version of mutt (1.2.5-13 or later), as listed in SCO Security Advisory CSSA-2004-013.0. See References.

For OpenPKG:
Refer to OpenPKG Security Advisory OpenPKG-SA-2004.005 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

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

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.1 PPC
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1
  • Michael R. Elkins and Jeremy Blosser Mutt prior to 1.4.2
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 1.3
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG 2.0
  • OpenPKG OpenPKG CURRENT
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Linux 9.0
  • SCO Caldera OpenLinux Server 3.1.1
  • SCO Caldera OpenLinux Workstation 3.1.1
  • Slackware Slackware Linux 8.1
  • Slackware Slackware Linux 9.0
  • Slackware Slackware Linux 9.1
  • Slackware Slackware Linux current
  • Trustix Secure Linux 2.0

Reported:

Feb 11, 2004

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