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Security Advisory New mutt packages available to fix security problem

Advisory: RHSA-2002:003-12
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2002-01-01
Last updated on: 2002-01-14
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 6.2
Red Hat Linux 7.0
Red Hat Linux 7.1
Red Hat Linux 7.2
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2002-0001

Details

New mutt packages that fix an overflow in mutt's address parsing code are
available. It is recommended that all mutt users update to the fixed packages.

An overflow exists in mutt's RFC822 address parser. A remote attacker
could send a carefully crafted email message which when read by mutt would
be able to overwrite arbitrary bytes in memory. The updated mutt-1.2.5.1
release fixes the problem. Thanks go to Joost Pol for discovering the
bug and the Mutt team for the fixed release.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2002-0001 to this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 6.2

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mutt/1.2.5.1-0.6/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5.1-0.6.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: cca23b087b2efdefedd27d795c191462
 
Alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mutt/1.2.5.1-0.6/alpha/mutt-1.2.5.1-0.6.alpha.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 500d43f0a0a8824b7f7efb9d9164719f
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mutt/1.2.5.1-0.6/i386/mutt-1.2.5.1-0.6.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 42dd204b0b489c77c975bb3a505bb61f
 
Sparc:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mutt/1.2.5.1-0.6/sparc/mutt-1.2.5.1-0.6.sparc.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: ad63e12192497d2612fcd9072a8626be
 
Red Hat Linux 7.0

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mutt/1.2.5.1-0.7/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5.1-0.7.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 5ac1aa20c61d218d1d78fee0710cba76
 
Alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mutt/1.2.5.1-0.7/alpha/mutt-1.2.5.1-0.7.alpha.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 8201079679b9449ce6490060d5e5f058
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mutt/1.2.5.1-0.7/i386/mutt-1.2.5.1-0.7.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 87a3636af559da83592467173334924e
 
Red Hat Linux 7.1

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mutt/1.2.5.1-0.7/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5.1-0.7.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 5ac1aa20c61d218d1d78fee0710cba76
 
Alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mutt/1.2.5.1-0.7/alpha/mutt-1.2.5.1-0.7.alpha.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 8201079679b9449ce6490060d5e5f058
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mutt/1.2.5.1-0.7/i386/mutt-1.2.5.1-0.7.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 87a3636af559da83592467173334924e
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mutt/1.2.5.1-0.7/ia64/mutt-1.2.5.1-0.7.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 52bbf257e8b74aa8dc8c4c05ec7deb26
 
Red Hat Linux 7.2

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/private/redhat-advanced-server-i386/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5.1-1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 9e793ac7230dd20785fb6c91866b1eac
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/mutt/5:1.2.5.1-1/SRPMS/mutt-1.2.5.1-1.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 9e793ac7230dd20785fb6c91866b1eac
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/private/redhat-advanced-server-i386/RPMS/mutt-1.2.5.1-1.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: d362ea15a13e305e1e9a360715c55fee
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/private/redhat-linux-as-2.1-IPF/RPMS/mutt-1.2.5.1-1.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 36c5fa78c85f20a8197580bdd443cb82
 
s390:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/mutt/1.2.5.1-1/s390/mutt-1.2.5.1-1.s390.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: a1c8b5c0bd9c7c6da025044a7fc3159d
 

References


Keywords

address, mutt, overflow, parser, rfc822


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