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RHSA-2005-755: elm Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the elm packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

An updated elm package is now available that fixes a buffer overflow issue
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS and AW.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Elm is a terminal mode email client.

A buffer overflow flaw in Elm was discovered that was triggered by viewing
a mailbox containing a message with a carefully crafted 'Expires' header.
A possible hacker could create a malicious message that would execute arbitrary
code with the rights of the user who received it. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name
CVE-2005-2665 to this issue.

Users of Elm should update to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch that corrects this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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