Mutt Mail-Handling Remote DoS

2004-01-19T09:43:44
ID OSVDB:3918
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2004-01-19T09:43:44

Description

Vulnerability Description

Mutt contains a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered when a specially crafted email is sent by an attacker, and will result in loss of availability for the program.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version 1.4.2 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

Mutt contains a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered when a specially crafted email is sent by an attacker, and will result in loss of availability for the program.

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.mutt.org/ Secunia Advisory ID:10846 Other Advisory URL: http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=107651677817933&w=2 Nessus Plugin ID:14110 Nessus Plugin ID:12582 CVE-2004-0078