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[DSA841] DSA-841-1 mailutils Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
A format string vulnerability has been discovered in GNU mailutils
which contains utilities for handling mail that allows a remote
attacker to execute arbitrary code on the IMAP server.
The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your mailutils package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-841
Threat Level: High
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