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[GLSA-200603-16] Metamail: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Metamail: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-16
(Metamail: Buffer overflow)


Ulf Harnhammar discovered a buffer overflow in Metamail when
processing mime boundraries.

Impact

By sending a specially crafted email, attackers could potentially
exploit this vulnerability to crash Metamail or to execute arbitrary
code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0709


Solution:
All Metamail users should update to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/metamail-2.7.45.3-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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