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[DSA268] DSA-268-1 mutt Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Core Security Technologies discovered a buffer overflow in the IMAP
code of Mutt, a text-oriented mail reader supporting IMAP, MIME, GPG,
PGP and threading. This problem allows a remote malicious IMAP server
to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary
code via a specially crafted mail folder.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by this problem.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your mutt package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-268
Threat Level: High
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