(RHSA-2005:303) sylpheed security update

2005-03-18T05:00:00
ID RHSA-2005:303
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-03-14T19:28:13

Description

Sylpheed is a GTK+ based fast email client.

A buffer overflow bug has been found in the way Sylpheed handles non-ASCII characters in the header of a message to which a victim replies. A carefully crafted email message could potentially allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if they reply to such a message. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0667 to this issue.

Users of Sylpheed should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch, and is not vulnerable to this issue.