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Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200511-13] Sylpheed, Sylpheed-Claws: Buffer overflow in LDIF importer


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200511-13] Sylpheed, Sylpheed-Claws: Buffer overflow in LDIF importer

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Sylpheed, Sylpheed-Claws: Buffer overflow in LDIF importer

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200511-13
(Sylpheed, Sylpheed-Claws: Buffer overflow in LDIF importer)


Colin Leroy reported buffer overflow vulnerabilities in Sylpheed
and Sylpheed-Claws. The LDIF importer uses a fixed length buffer to
store data of variable length. Two similar problems exist also in the
Mutt and Pine addressbook importers of Sylpheed-Claws.

Impact

By convincing a user to import a specially-crafted LDIF file into
the address book, a remote attacker could 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://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3354


Solution:
All Sylpheed users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/sylpheed-2.0.4"
All Sylpheed-Claws users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/sylpheed-claws-1.0.5-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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