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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mutt Vendors:   Mutt.org
(Trustix Issues Fix) Mutt E-mail Client Buffer Overflow May Let Remote Users Cause Arbitary Commands to Be Executed on the Mutt User's Host
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1003137
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1003137
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 7 2002
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): mutt-1.2.5 and 1.3.24 and prior releases
Description:   A buffer overflow vulnerability was reported in the Mutt e-mail client that may allow remote users to cause arbitrary commands to be executed by another user's Mutt e-mail client.

It is reported that this vulnerability is remotely exploitable. The bug is apparently due to a one byte buffer overflow. No other details on the vulnerability were provided.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to create an e-mail message that, when viewed by another user with the Mutt client, will cause arbitrary commands to be executed by the Mutt client with the privileges of the user running Mutt.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fix and recommends that all systems with this package installed be upgraded. The update is available at:

<URI:http://www.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/updates/>
<URI:ftp://ftp.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/updates/>

Users of the SWUP tool can enjoy having updates automatically installed using 'swup --upgrade'.

The MD5 verification checksums are:

90970d1142b4bedce05bcdc7343d9ab3 ./1.5/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5i.1-1tr.src.rpm
a0181fdebd24a64cec3ab62949a8cdc4 ./1.5/RPMS/mutt-1.2.5i.1-1tr.i586.rpm
90970d1142b4bedce05bcdc7343d9ab3 ./1.2/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5i.1-1tr.src.rpm
6f9f499831254a56058c3957e94ca82c ./1.2/RPMS/mutt-1.2.5i.1-1tr.i586.rpm

Vendor URL:  www.mutt.org/announce/mutt-1.2.5.1-1.3.25.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Trustix)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jan 2 2002 Mutt E-mail Client Buffer Overflow May Let Remote Users Cause Arbitary Commands to Be Executed on the Mutt User's Host



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Mon, 7 Jan 2002 14:10:36 +0100
Subject:  TSLSA-2002-0003 - mutt


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- --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2002-0003

Package name:      mutt
Summary:           Remote exploit
Date:              2002-01-04
Affected versions: TSL 1.2, 1.5

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------

Problem description:
  Mutt in version 1.2.5i has a buffer overflow which can be remotely
  exploited.

Action:
  We recommend that all systems with this package installed are upgraded.


Location:
  All TSL updates are available from
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/updates/>
  <URI:ftp://ftp.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/updates/>


Automatic updates:
  Users of the SWUP tool can enjoy having updates automatically
  installed using 'swup --upgrade'.

  Get SWUP from:
  <URI:ftp://ftp.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/software/swup/>


Questions?
  Check out our mailing lists:
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/support/>


Verification:
  This advisory along with all TSL packages are signed with the TSL sign key.
  This key is available from:
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/TSL-GPG-KEY>

  The advisory itself is available from the errata pages at
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/errata/trustix-1.2/> and
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/errata/trustix-1.5/>
  or directly at
  <URI:http://www.trustix.net/errata/misc/2002/TSL-2002-0003-mutt.asc.txt>

MD5sums of the packages:
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90970d1142b4bedce05bcdc7343d9ab3  ./1.5/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5i.1-1tr.src.rpm
a0181fdebd24a64cec3ab62949a8cdc4  ./1.5/RPMS/mutt-1.2.5i.1-1tr.i586.rpm
90970d1142b4bedce05bcdc7343d9ab3  ./1.2/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5i.1-1tr.src.rpm
6f9f499831254a56058c3957e94ca82c  ./1.2/RPMS/mutt-1.2.5i.1-1tr.i586.rpm
- --------------------------------------------------------------------------


Trustix Security Team

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