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Security update for package mutt

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(Last modified: 21MAR2003)


solutions Security update for package mutt SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1b8b442d23ac56b71fc283f831748976)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF

Package: mutt
Release: 20030321
Obsoletes: none

Indications

This update should be installed if mutt is used as a mail client.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The email client mutt was vulnerable to a buffer overflow in its IMAP code. This bug can possibly be used to gain remote access to the system mutt is running on.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as a RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh mutt.rpm

links to download packages

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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