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RHSA-2006-0577: mutt Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the mutt packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Updated mutt packages that fix a security issue are now available.

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

Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Mutt processes an overly
long namespace from a malicious imap server. In order to exploit this
flaw a user would have to use Mutt to connect to a malicious IMAP server.

Users of Mutt are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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