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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 : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0577.html
Threat Level: High
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