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Metamail: buffer overflow



Metamail: Buffer overflow
Metamail: Buffer overflow



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200603-16
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  Severity: High
     Title: Metamail: Buffer overflow
      Date: March 17, 2006
      Bugs: #126052
        ID: 200603-16

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow in Metamail could possibly be exploited to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
=========
Metamail is a program that decodes MIME encoded mail.

Affected packages
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     Package            /    Vulnerable    /                Unaffected
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  1  net-mail/metamail      < 2.7.45.3-r1               >= 2.7.45.3-r1

Description
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Ulf Harnhammar discovered a buffer overflow in Metamail when processing
mime boundraries.

Impact
=====
By sending a specially crafted email, attackers could potentially
exploit this vulnerability to crash Metamail or to execute arbitrary
code.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All Metamail users should update to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/metamail-2.7.45.3-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-0709
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0709 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200603-16.xml 

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0 

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