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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mutt Vendors:   Mutt.org
Mutt Buffer Overflow in browse_get_namespace() Lets Remote Servers Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016482
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016482
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3242   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 12 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5.11 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mutt. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

A remote IMAP server can return specially crafted namespace data to the connected Mutt client to trigger a buffer overflow in browse_get_namespace() and execute arbitrary code on the client system.

The flaw resides in 'imap/browse.c'.

This vulnerability was reported in June 2006.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available via CVS.
Vendor URL:  www.mutt.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 12 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mutt Buffer Overflow in browse_get_namespace() Lets Remote Servers Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.



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