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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mutt Vendors:   Mutt.org
(Mandrake 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:  1003164
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1003164
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 9 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.

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
dc0844339910b9ec881bcbda9386bc11 7.1/RPMS/mutt-1.2.5i-6.1mdk.i586.rpm
08e163b11b3ed5db88cc835d98240a87 7.1/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5i-6.1mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
edb37e0a3eff7cb05b5552e793cd9584 7.2/RPMS/mutt-1.2.5i-6.2mdk.i586.rpm
da26b763cbd25cb70b7dc7ea0eb67f80 7.2/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5i-6.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
155bec67a9f85c0d83f47a9521a177eb 8.0/RPMS/mutt-1.3.25i-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
39c63a5b76b6956f0d750970c58ab952 8.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.3.25i-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0/ppc:
0adec05415db85e16cd462380e695e34 ppc/8.0/RPMS/mutt-1.3.25i-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
39c63a5b76b6956f0d750970c58ab952 ppc/8.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.3.25i-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1:
ed4d390b9b84dbff3a049b1f4b56aece 8.1/RPMS/mutt-1.3.25i-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
39c63a5b76b6956f0d750970c58ab952 8.1/SRPMS/mutt-1.3.25i-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1/ia64:
bf0fb036e1fd4a263ff2f05fe3a0b29b ia64/8.1/RPMS/mutt-1.3.25i-1.1mdk.ia64.rpm
39c63a5b76b6956f0d750970c58ab952 ia64/8.1/SRPMS/mutt-1.3.25i-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
dc0844339910b9ec881bcbda9386bc11 1.0.1/RPMS/mutt-1.2.5i-6.1mdk.i586.rpm
08e163b11b3ed5db88cc835d98240a87 1.0.1/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5i-6.1mdk.src.rpm

See the Source Message for the vendor's advisory containing directions on how to apply the appropriate fix.

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 (Mandriva/Mandrake)

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:  9 Jan 2002 05:38:06 -0000
Subject:  [Security Announce] MDKSA-2002:002 - mutt update


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________________________________________________________________________

                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
________________________________________________________________________

Package name:           mutt
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2002:002
Date:                   January 8th, 2002
Affected versions:      7.1, 7.2, 8.0, 8.1, Corporate Server 1.0.1
________________________________________________________________________

Problem Description:

 Joost Pol reported a remotely exploitable buffer overflow in the mutt
 email client.  It is recommended that all mutt users upgrade their
 packages immediately.
________________________________________________________________________

References:

  http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3774
________________________________________________________________________

Updated Packages:

 Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
 dc0844339910b9ec881bcbda9386bc11  7.1/RPMS/mutt-1.2.5i-6.1mdk.i586.rpm
 08e163b11b3ed5db88cc835d98240a87  7.1/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5i-6.1mdk.src.rpm

 Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
 edb37e0a3eff7cb05b5552e793cd9584  7.2/RPMS/mutt-1.2.5i-6.2mdk.i586.rpm
 da26b763cbd25cb70b7dc7ea0eb67f80  7.2/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5i-6.2mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.0:
 155bec67a9f85c0d83f47a9521a177eb  8.0/RPMS/mutt-1.3.25i-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 39c63a5b76b6956f0d750970c58ab952  8.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.3.25i-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.0/ppc:
 0adec05415db85e16cd462380e695e34  ppc/8.0/RPMS/mutt-1.3.25i-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 39c63a5b76b6956f0d750970c58ab952  ppc/8.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.3.25i-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1:
 ed4d390b9b84dbff3a049b1f4b56aece  8.1/RPMS/mutt-1.3.25i-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 39c63a5b76b6956f0d750970c58ab952  8.1/SRPMS/mutt-1.3.25i-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1/ia64:
 bf0fb036e1fd4a263ff2f05fe3a0b29b  ia64/8.1/RPMS/mutt-1.3.25i-1.1mdk.ia64.rpm
 39c63a5b76b6956f0d750970c58ab952  ia64/8.1/SRPMS/mutt-1.3.25i-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 1.0.1:
 dc0844339910b9ec881bcbda9386bc11  1.0.1/RPMS/mutt-1.2.5i-6.1mdk.i586.rpm
 08e163b11b3ed5db88cc835d98240a87  1.0.1/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5i-6.1mdk.src.rpm
________________________________________________________________________

Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):

________________________________________________________________________

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one 
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

  http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/ftp.php

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig <filename>

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

  https://www.mandrakesecure.net/RPM-GPG-KEYS

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to 
update.

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

  http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/advisories/

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by
visiting:

  http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/mlist.php

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security@linux-mandrake.com
________________________________________________________________________

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
  <security@linux-mandrake.com>


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