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[GLSA-200603-16] Metamail: Buffer overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Metamail: Buffer overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-16
(Metamail: Buffer overflow)
Ulf Harnhammar discovered a buffer overflow in Metamail when
processing mime boundraries.
By sending a specially crafted email, attackers could potentially
exploit this vulnerability to crash Metamail or to execute arbitrary
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Metamail users should update to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/metamail-188.8.131.52-r1"
Threat Level: High
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