sylpheed security update
|Last updated on:||2005-03-18|
|Affected Products:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor
An updated sylpheed package that fixes a buffer overflow issue is now
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Sylpheed is a GTK+ based fast email client.
A buffer overflow bug has been found in the way Sylpheed handles non-ASCII
characters in the header of a message to which a victim replies. A
carefully crafted email message could potentially allow an attacker to
execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if they reply to such a
message. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CAN-2005-0667 to this issue.
Users of Sylpheed should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch, and is not vulnerable to this issue.
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:
For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)|
|Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor|
|(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)|
Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)
150687 - CAN-2005-0667 sylpheed buffer overflow
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