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SUSE-SA:2003:020: mutt Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the mutt package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2003:020 (mutt).
Mutt is a text-based Mail User Agent (MUA).
The IMAP-code of mutt is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that can be
exploited by a malicious IMAP-server to crash mutt or even execute
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running mutt.
There is no temporary fix known.
Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its
integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply
Solution : http://www.suse.de/security/2003_020_mutt.html
Threat Level: Medium
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