Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks --> Category: infos
RHSA-2004-009: elm Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the elm packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Updated elm packages are now available that fix a buffer overflow
vulnerability in the 'frm' command.
Elm is a terminal mode email user agent. The frm command is provided as
part of the Elm packages and gives a summary list of the sender and subject
of selected messages in a mailbox or folder.
A buffer overflow vulnerability was found in the frm command. A possible hacker
could create a message with an overly long Subject line such that when the
frm command is run by a victim arbitrary code is executed. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2003-0966 to this issue.
Users of the frm command should update to these erratum packages, which
contain a backported security patch that corrects this issue.
Red Hat would like to thank Paul Rubin for discovering and disclosing this
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-009.html
Threat Level: High
Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.