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[GLSA-200506-02] Mailutils: SQL Injection

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Mailutils: SQL Injection

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-02
(Mailutils: SQL Injection)


When GNU Mailutils is built with the "mysql" or "postgres" USE
flag, the sql_escape_string function of the authentication module fails
to properly escape the "\" character, rendering it vulnerable to a SQL
command injection.

Impact

A malicious remote user could exploit this vulnerability to inject
SQL commands to the underlying database.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1824


Solution:
All GNU Mailutils users should upgrade to the latest available
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/mailutils-0.6-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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