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MDKSA-2002:084: pine Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the pine package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:084 (pine).

A vulnerability was discovered in pine while parsing and escaping characters of
email addresses
not enough memory is allocated for storing the escaped mailbox
part of the address. The resulting buffer overflow on the heap makes pine crash.
This new version of pine, 4.50, has the vulnerability fixed. It also offers many
other bug fixes and new features.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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