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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200503-26] Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws: Message reply overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws: Message reply overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-26
(Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws: Message reply overflow)


Sylpheed and Sylpheed-claws fail to properly handle non-ASCII
characters in email headers when composing reply messages.

Impact

A possible hacker can send an email containing a malicious non-ASCII
header which, when replied to, would cause the program to crash,
potentially permiting the execution of arbitrary code with the
rights of the user running the software.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://sylpheed.good-day.net/#changes
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0667


Solution:
All Sylpheed users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/sylpheed-1.0.3"
All Sylpheed-claws users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/sylpheed-claws-1.0.3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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