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Vulnerability Assessment Details
UUDeview MIME Buffer Overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-05
(UUDeview MIME Buffer Overflow)
By decoding a MIME archive with excessively long strings for various
parameters, it is possible to crash UUDeview, or cause it to execute
This vulnerability was originally reported by iDEFENSE as part of a WinZip
advisory [ Reference: 1 ].
A possible hacker could create a specially-crafted MIME file and send it via
email. When recipient decodes the file, UUDeview may execute arbitrary code
which is embedded in the MIME file, thus granting the attacker access to
the recipient's account.
There is no known workaround at this time. As a result, a software upgrade
is required and users should upgrade to uudeview 0.5.20.
All users should upgrade to uudeview 0.5.20:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-text/uudeview-0.5.20"
# emerge ">=app-text/uudeview-0.5.20"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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