TNEF: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201708-02

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in TNEF, the worst of which allows remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

net-mail/tnef on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.4.15
Unaffected versions >= 1.4.15

Background

TNEF is a program for unpacking MIME attachments of type “application/ms-tnef”.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in TNEF. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted MIME attachment of type “application/ms-tnef” using TNEF, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All TNEF users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/tnef-1.4.15"
 

References

Release Date
August 17, 2017

Latest Revision
August 17, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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