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RHSA-2004-050: mutt Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the mutt packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
New mutt packages that fix a remotely-triggerable crash in the menu drawing
code are now available.
Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent.
A bug was found in the index menu code in versions of mutt. A remote
attacker could send a carefully crafted mail message that can cause mutt
to segfault and possibly execute arbitrary code as the victim. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2004-0078 to this issue.
It is recommended that all mutt users upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported security patch and are not vulnerable to this
Red Hat would like to thank Niels Heinen for reporting this issue.
Note: mutt-184.108.40.206 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 is not vulnerable to
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-050.html
Threat Level: High
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