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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mutt Vendors:   Mutt.org
Mutt Buffer Overflow in mutt_copy_hdr() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029919
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029919
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-0467   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 17 2014
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.5.23
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mutt. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can send email with a specially crafted header value that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a heap overflow in mutt_copy_hdr() in 'copy.c' and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can create an email message that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.5.23).
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.
Mar 17 2014 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mutt Buffer Overflow in mutt_copy_hdr() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.



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