nbSMTP is vulnerable to a format string vulnerability which may result in remote execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||mail-mta/nbsmtp on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.00|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.00|
nbSMTP is an SMTP client suitable to run in chroot jails, in embedded systems, laptops and workstations.
Niels Heinen discovered a format string vulnerability.
An attacker can setup a malicious SMTP server and exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running nbSMTP.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All nbSMTP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-mta/nbsmtp-1.0"
August 02, 2005
August 11, 2005: 02