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RHSA-2006-0577: mutt

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the mutt packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


Updated mutt packages that fix a security issue are now available.

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

Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Mutt processes an overly
long namespace from a malicious imap server. In order to exploit this
flaw a user would have to use Mutt to connect to a malicious IMAP server.
(CVE-2006-3242)

Users of Mutt are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0577.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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