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MDKSA-2006:047: metamail

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the metamail package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2006:047 (metamail).

Ulf Harnhammar discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the way that
metamail handles certain mail messages. A possible hacker could create a
carefully-crafted message that, when parsed via metamail, could execute
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running metamail. The updated
packages have been patched to address this issue.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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