GLSA 200503-26: Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws
Posted on: 03/21/2005 06:29 AM

Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws security update are available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-26
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws: Message reply overflow
Date: March 20, 2005
Bugs: #84056
ID: 200503-26

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Synopsis
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Sylpheed and Sylpheed-claws contain a vulnerability that can be triggered when replying to specially crafted messages.

Background
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Sylpheed is a lightweight email client and newsreader. Sylpheed-claws is a 'bleeding edge' version of Sylpheed.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 mail-client/sylpheed lt; 1.0.3 gt;= 1.0.3
2 mail-client/sylpheed-claws lt; 1.0.3 gt;= 1.0.3
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Sylpheed and Sylpheed-claws fail to properly handle non-ASCII characters in email headers when composing reply messages.

Impact
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An attacker can send an email containing a malicious non-ASCII header which, when replied to, would cause the program to crash, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the software.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Sylpheed users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=mail-client/sylpheed-1.0.3"

All Sylpheed-claws users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=mail-client/sylpheed-claws-1.0.3"

References
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[ 1 ] Sylpheed ChangeLog
http://sylpheed.good-day.net/#changes
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-0667
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0667

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200503-26.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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