Mutt: Arbitrary code execution — GLSA 201406-05

A vulnerability in Mutt could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

mail-client/mutt on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.5.22-r3
Unaffected versions >= 1.5.22-r3

Background

Mutt is a small but powerful text-based mail client.

Description

A heap-based buffer overflow has been discovered in the mutt_copy_hdr function.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Mutt or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Mutt users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/mutt-1.5.22-r3"
 

References

Release Date
June 05, 2014

Latest Revision
June 05, 2014: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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