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RHSA-2006-0217: metamail

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the metamail packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


An updated metamail package that fixes a buffer overflow vulnerability for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 is now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Metamail is a system for handling multimedia mail.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way Metamail processes certain mail
messages. A possible hacker could create a carefully-crafted message such that
when it is opened by a victim and parsed through Metamail, it runs
arbitrary code as the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2006-0709 to this issue.

Users of Metamail should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch that is not vulnerable to this issue.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0217.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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