Fedora Core 5 Update: mutt-1.4.2.1-8.fc5
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Fedora The APOP protocol allows remote attackers to guess the first 3 characters of a password via man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks that use crafted message IDs and MD5 collisions. Buffer overflow in Mutt 1.4.2 might allow local users to execute arbitrary code via "&" characters in the GECOS field, which triggers the overflow during alias expansion.
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2007-540
2007-05-30
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Product     : Fedora Core 5
Name        : mutt
Version     : 1.4.2.1
Release     : 8.fc5
Summary     : A text mode mail user agent.
Description :
Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent. Mutt supports color, threading,
arbitrary key remapping, and a lot of customization.

You should install mutt if you have used it in the past and you prefer
it, or if you are new to mail programs and have not decided which one
you are going to use.

---------------------------------------------------------------------
Update Information:

This update fixes two security issues:

The APOP protocol allows remote attackers to guess the first
3 characters of a password via man-in-the-middle (MITM)
attacks that use crafted message IDs and MD5 collisions.
(CVE-2007-1558)

Buffer overflow in Mutt 1.4.2 might allow local users to
execute arbitrary code via "&" characters in the GECOS
field, which triggers the overflow during alias expansion.
(CVE-2007-2683)


---------------------------------------------------------------------
* Mon May 28 2007 Miroslav Lichvar  5:1.4.2.1-8.fc5
- validate msgid in APOP authentication (CVE-2007-1558)
- fix overflow in gecos field handling (CVE-2007-2683)
* Tue Oct 24 2006 Miroslav Lichvar  5:1.4.2.1-7.fc5
- fix insecure temp file creation on NFS (#211085, CVE-2006-5297)
* Thu Jun 29 2006 Miroslav Lichvar  5:1.4.2.1-6.3.fc5
- fix a buffer overflow when processing IMAP namespace (#197152, CVE-2006-3242)

---------------------------------------------------------------------
This update can be downloaded from:
    http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/5/

829bced13a1026fcc26c161386732e07b7334808  SRPMS/mutt-1.4.2.1-8.fc5.src.rpm
829bced13a1026fcc26c161386732e07b7334808  noarch/mutt-1.4.2.1-8.fc5.src.rpm
37ccd07e00e3029df4b0a6861e9ab990778cd527  ppc/mutt-1.4.2.1-8.fc5.ppc.rpm
6cac8e87786bcf6925c99314ce4b9d5bb0886e63  ppc/debug/mutt-debuginfo-1.4.2.1-8.fc5.ppc.rpm
f27e2f4eb28efdbb7259318d8e3e3b4a25093d0d  x86_64/debug/mutt-debuginfo-1.4.2.1-8.fc5.x86_64.rpm
0fd6fbf7cbf974394661316d2cc114b4fbe74e6a  x86_64/mutt-1.4.2.1-8.fc5.x86_64.rpm
5838b7ac7ec9482525a6f10a2a8229ce24b0ced3  i386/mutt-1.4.2.1-8.fc5.i386.rpm
ed22bb478f1330eb23f20ad2ff4e1f0887942836  i386/debug/mutt-debuginfo-1.4.2.1-8.fc5.i386.rpm

This update can be installed with the 'yum' update program.  Use 'yum update
package-name' at the command line.  For more information, refer to 'Managing
Software with yum,' available at http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/yum/.
---------------------------------------------------------------------

_______________________________________________
Fedora-package-announce mailing list
Fedora-package-announce@redhat.com
http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-package-announce