[ GLSA 200710-17 ] Balsa: Buffer overflow

2007-10-18T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:18215
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2007-10-18T00:00:00

Description


Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200710-17


                                        http://security.gentoo.org/

Severity: Normal Title: Balsa: Buffer overflow Date: October 16, 2007 Bugs: #193179 ID: 200710-17


Synopsis

Balsa is vulnerable to a buffer overflow allowing for the user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Balsa is a highly configurable email client for GNOME.

Affected packages

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1 mail-client/balsa < 2.3.20 >= 2.3.20

Description

Evil Ninja Squirrel discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the ir_fetch_seq() function when receiving a long response to a FETCH command (CVE-2007-5007).

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious or compromised IMAP server, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Balsa.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Balsa users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=mail-client/balsa-2.3.20&quot;

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2007-5007 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5007

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200710-17.xml

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

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