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Yellow Dog Linux releases updated mutt email program

Oct 02, 1999, 01:21 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 19:01:39 -0600 (MDT)
From: Dan Burcaw dburcaw@terraplex.com
To: marty@linuxtoday.com

The Yellow Dog Linux Security Team has just released a version of the mutt email program that fixes a buffer overflow.

Package: mutt
Date: October 1, 1999
Problem:
A buffer overflow was dicovered in the text/enriched handler which may be exploited by an attacker suitably-formatted email messages.

Versions of mutt 0.95.6 and below are vulnerable. Yellow Dog Linux Champion Server 1.0 and 1.1 ship with versions that are effected.

Thanks to the Mutt development team for releasing an update for this problem.

Urgency: MEDIUM
Solution:
rpm -Uvh ftp://ftp.yellowdoglinux.com/pub/yellowdog/updates/champion-1.1/RPMS/mutt-0.95-7us-1a.ppc.rpm

Users of mutt on Champion Server 1.0 or 1.1 are suggested to upgrade to this newer version.

More information is available at:
http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/resources/errata.shml

Mailing List Notes:
This is most likely the last security advisory posted to this list. yellowdog-security and yellowdog-devel mailing lists will be activated this weekend. There will be less formal, "there are new updates" type messages to yellowdog-general in the future with the formal messages sent to yellowdog-security.

Yellow Dog Linux Security Team
security@yellowdoglinux.com
http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/