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Security bugfix for package mutt


(Last modified: 07JAN2002)

solutions Security bugfix for package mutt SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (45370bf8827896f563c17fb3ec915812)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server

Package: n1/mutt
Architecture: i386, ia64, s390
Release: 20020107
Obsoletes: none


This update should be installed if mutt is used as MUA (Mail User Agent).



Problem description

This security update contains a fix against a string buffer overflow in the address handling code, that is exploitable. A (memory) address on the stack can be modified to point into a user-modifiable buffer. The vulnerability was found by Joost Pol. The fix was announced on Jan 1 2002 by Thomas Roessler on the mutt-dev mailing list. See (mutt-dev mailing list archive) for more details.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

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

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