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[GLSA-200508-03] nbSMTP: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
nbSMTP: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-03
(nbSMTP: Format string vulnerability)


Niels Heinen discovered a format string vulnerability.

Impact

A possible hacker can setup a malicious SMTP server and exploit this
vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the
user running nbSMTP.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://nbsmtp.ferdyx.org/


Solution:
All nbSMTP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-mta/nbsmtp-1.0"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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