FLSA-2004:1285: Updated mutt resolves security vulnerability
Posted on: 05/19/2004 04:57 AM

An updated mutt package is available for Red Hat Linux 8.0

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Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

Synopsis: Updated mutt resolves security vulnerability
Advisory ID: FLSA:1285
Issue date: 2004-05-18
Product: Red Hat Linux
Keywords: Security
Cross references: https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1285
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0078
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1. Topic:

New mutt packages that fix a remotely-triggerable crash in the menu drawing code are now available.

2. Relevent releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 8.0 - i386

3. Problem description:

Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent.

A bug was found in the index menu code in versions of mutt. A remoteattacker could send a carefully crafted mail message that can cause mutt to segfault and possibly execute arbitrary code as the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0078 to this issue.

It is recommended that all mutt users upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported security patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.


Fedora Legacy would like to thank Johnny Strom for notification of this issue.

4. 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 yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:

yum update

or to use apt:

apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit http://www fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to configure yum
and apt-get.

5. Bug IDs fixed:

http://bugzilla.fedora.us - 1285 - Remotely-triggerable crash in the menu drawing in mutt.

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 8.0:

SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/8.0/updates/SRPMS/mutt-1.4.1-0.8.x.1.legacy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/8.0/updates/i386/mutt-1.4.1-0.8.x.1.legacy.i386.rpm

7. Verification:

SHA1 sum Package Name
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

b7e95c02951c5b412d3c08abd90fbd03db89e1dd
8.0/updates/SRPMS/mutt-1.4.1-0.8.x.1.legacy.src.rpm
3d2b3c5631252abc13959f87a164bf3f96459997
8.0/updates/i386/mutt-1.4.1-0.8.x.1.legacy.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is available from http://www.fedoralegacy.org/about/security.php

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig -v <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command:

sha1sum <filename>

8. References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0078
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-051.html
https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1285


9. Contact:

The Fedora Legacy security contact is secnotice@fedoralegacy.org. More project details at http://www.fedoralegacy.org


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