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[GLSA-200509-10] Mailutils: Format string vulnerability in imap4d

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Mailutils: Format string vulnerability in imap4d

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-10
(Mailutils: Format string vulnerability in imap4d)


The imap4d server contains a format string bug in the handling of
IMAP SEARCH requests.

Impact

An authenticated IMAP user could exploit the format string error
in imap4d to execute arbitrary code as the imap4d user, which is
usually root.

Workaround

There are no known workarounds at this time.

References:
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=303&type=vulnerabilities


Solution:
All GNU Mailutils users should upgrade to the latest available
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/mailutils-0.6-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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