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[DSA732] DSA-732-1 mailutils

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-732-1 mailutils

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

"infamous41md" discovered several vulnerabilities in the GNU mailutils
package which contains utilities for handling mail. These problems
can lead to a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
following vulnerabilities.
Buffer overflow mail header handling may permit a remote attacker
to execute commands with the rights of the targeted user.
Combined integer and heap overflow in the fetch routine can lead
to the execution of arbitrary code.
Denial of service in the fetch routine.
Format string vulnerability can lead to the execution of arbitrary
code.
For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 20020409-1woody2.
For the testing distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.6.1-4.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.6.1-4.
We recommend that you upgrade your mailutils packages.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-732
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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