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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200504-02] Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws: Buffer overflow on message display

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws: Buffer overflow on message display

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-02
(Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws: Buffer overflow on message display)


Sylpheed and Sylpheed-claws fail to properly handle messages
containing attachments with MIME-encoded filenames.

Impact

A possible hacker can send a malicious email message which, when
displayed, 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


Solution:
All Sylpheed users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/sylpheed-1.0.4"
All Sylpheed-claws users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/sylpheed-claws-1.0.4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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