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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Sylpheed Vendors:   Yamamoto, Hiroyuki
Sylpheed Buffer Overflow in Processing Message Headers May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013376
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1013376
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-0667   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 18 2005
Original Entry Date:  Mar 4 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.0.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sylpheed. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system in certain cases.

A remote user can send a message with specially crafted headers to the target user. Then, when the target user replies to the affected message, a buffer overflow may occur. It may be possible to execute arbitrary code, however, the report did not confirm this.

Certain headers containing non-ASCII characters can trigger the overflow.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

[Editor's note: The report did not confirm code execution.]

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.0.3), available at:

http://sylpheed.good-day.net/

Vendor URL:  sylpheed.good-day.net/ (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.
Mar 18 2005 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sylpheed Buffer Overflow in Processing Message Headers May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix.
Mar 21 2005 (Gentoo Issues Fix) Sylpheed Buffer Overflow in Processing Message Headers May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Gentoo has issued a fix.



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