Mailutils: SQL Injection — GLSA 200506-02

GNU Mailutils is vulnerable to SQL command injection attacks.

Affected Packages

net-mail/mailutils on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.6-r1
Unaffected versions >= 0.6-r1

Background

GNU Mailutils is a collection of mail-related utilities.

Description

When GNU Mailutils is built with the "mysql" or "postgres" USE flag, the sql_escape_string function of the authentication module fails to properly escape the "\" character, rendering it vulnerable to a SQL command injection.

Impact

A malicious remote user could exploit this vulnerability to inject SQL commands to the underlying database.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GNU Mailutils users should upgrade to the latest available version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/mailutils-0.6-r1"

References

Release Date
June 06, 2005

Latest Revision
June 06, 2005: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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