[Full-Disclosure] [ GLSA 200405-17 ] Multiple vulnerabilities in metamail

2004-05-22T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:6248
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2004-05-22T00:00:00

Description

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200405-17


                                        http://security.gentoo.org/

Severity: High Title: Multiple vulnerabilities in metamail Date: May 21, 2004 Bugs: #42133 ID: 200405-17


Synopsis

Several format string bugs and buffer overflows were discovered in metamail, potentially allowing execution of arbitrary code remotely.

Background

Metamail is a program that decodes MIME encoded mail. It is therefore often automatically called when an email is received or read.

Affected packages

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1 net-mail/metamail < 2.7.45.3 >= 2.7.45.3

Description

Ulf Harnhammar found two format string bugs and two buffer overflow bugs in Metamail.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a malicious email message and execute arbitrary code with the rights of the process calling the Metamail program.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All users of Metamail should upgrade to the latest stable version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv &quot;&gt;=net-mail/metamail-2.7.45.3&quot;
# emerge &quot;&gt;=net-mail/metamail-2.7.45.3&quot;

References

[ 1 ] CAN-2004-0104 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0104 [ 2 ] CAN-2004-0105 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0105

Availability

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200405-17.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 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0

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