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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mutt Vendors:   Mutt.org
(Conectiva 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:  1003138
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1003138
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:

ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/i386/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U51_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/mutt-1.2.5-7U51_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U60_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.3.17-8U70_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mutt-doc-1.3.17-8U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mutt-help-1.3.17-8U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mutt-1.3.17-8U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/i386/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/i386/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.i386.rpm

Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform upgrades of RPM packages:
- add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
(you may also use linuxconf to do this):

rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

- run: apt-get update
- after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en

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 (Conectiva)

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

Subject:  [conectiva-updates] [CLA-2002:449] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - mutt


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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : mutt
SUMMARY   : Buffer overflow vulnerability
DATE      : 2002-01-07 16:32:00
ID        : CLA-2002:449
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 5.0, prg graficos, ecommerce, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0

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DESCRIPTION
 Mutt[1] is a text-mode email client ("MUA").
 
 Joost Pol <joost@contempt.nl> found a buffer overflow vulnerability
 in the mutt program that could be exploited by a remote attacker. By
 sending a crafted email message to some user, the attacker can
 exploit this vulnerability[2,4] and execute arbitrary commands on the
 user's machine. These commands would be executed with the privileges
 of the user running the email client.


SOLUTION
 All mutt users should apply the upgrade. The updated versions made
 available through this advisory have the fix[3] published by the
 authors.
 
 
 REFERENCES
 1. http://www.mutt.org
 2. http://www.mutt.org/announce/mutt-1.2.5.1-1.3.25.html
 3. ftp://ftp.mutt.org/pub/mutt/patch-1.2,3.rfc822_terminate.1
 4. http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3774
 5. http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/247848


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/i386/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U51_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/mutt-1.2.5-7U51_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U60_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/mutt-1.3.17-8U70_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mutt-doc-1.3.17-8U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mutt-help-1.3.17-8U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/mutt-1.3.17-8U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/i386/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/i386/mutt-1.2.5-7U50_1cl.i386.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform 
 upgrades of RPM packages:
 - add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
   (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

 rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en
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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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subscribe: conectiva-updates-subscribe@papaleguas.conectiva.com.br
unsubscribe: conectiva-updates-unsubscribe@papaleguas.conectiva.com.br
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