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mutt remote buffer overflow (OpenLinux)



OpenLinux: mutt remote buffer overflow


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			SCO Security Advisory

Subject:		OpenLinux: mutt remote buffer overflow
Advisory number: 	CSSA-2004-013.0
Issue date: 		2004 March 25
Cross reference:	sr889558 fz528947 erg712561 CAN-2004-0078
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1. Problem Description

	Buffer overflow in the index menu code for Mutt 1.4.1 and
	earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and
	possibly execute arbitrary code via certain mail messages. 

	The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
	has assigned the name CAN-2004-0078 to this issue.


2. Vulnerable Supported Versions

	System				Package
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	OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server		prior to mutt-1.2.5-13.i386.rpm
	OpenLinux 3.1.1 Workstation	prior to mutt-1.2.5-13.i386.rpm


3. Solution

	The proper solution is to install the latest packages. Unix
	users with Linux Kernel Personality can use the Caldera System
	Updater, called cupdate (or kcupdate under the KDE environment),
	to update these packages rather than downloading and installing
	them by hand.


4. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server

	4.1 Package Location

	ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenLinux/3.1.1/Server/CSSA-2004-01 3.0/RPMS

	4.2 Packages

	0841eab516ca4fe0c95ccfcec317c2ad	mutt-1.2.5-13.i386.rpm

	4.3 Installation

	rpm -Fvh mutt-1.2.5-13.i386.rpm

	4.4 Source Package Location

	ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenLinux/3.1.1/Server/CSSA-2004-01 3.0/SRPMS

	4.5 Source Packages

	08ff88553dc3366e1e0a32f077bbd785	mutt-1.2.5-13.src.rpm


5. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Workstation

	5.1 Package Location

	ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenLinux/3.1.1/Workstation/CSSA-200 4-013.0/RPMS

	5.2 Packages

	82ed6b14289ad7217dc30af238127854	mutt-1.2.5-13.i386.rpm

	5.3 Installation

	rpm -Fvh mutt-1.2.5-13.i386.rpm

	5.4 Source Package Location

	ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenLinux/3.1.1/Workstation/CSSA-200 4-013.0/SRPMS

	5.5 Source Packages

	823f373aeb88f47575edf9a11bd8beba	mutt-1.2.5-13.src.rpm


6. References

	Specific references for this advisory:
		http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0078 
		http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=107651677817933&w=2 

	SCO security resources:
		http://www.thescogroup.com/support/security/index.html 

	This security fix closes SCO incidents sr889558 fz528947
	erg712561.


7. Disclaimer

	SCO is not responsible for the misuse of any of the information
	we provide on this website and/or through our security
	advisories. Our advisories are a service to our customers intended
	to promote secure installation and use of SCO products.


8. Acknowledgements

	The problem in the stable mutt code base was originally reported 
	to Red Hat by Niels Heinen.

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