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Gentoo Linux Advisory: balsa

Apr 30, 2003, 20:25 (0 Talkback[s])

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200304-10
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          PACKAGE : balsa
          SUMMARY : buffer overflow
             DATE : 2003-04-30 13:40 UTC
          EXPLOIT : remote
VERSIONS AFFECTED : =balsa-2.0.10
              CVE : CAN-2003-0140

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Balsa suffers from the same buffer overflow as mutt did:

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=104852190605988&w=2

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-mail/balsa upgrade to balsa-2.0.10 as follows:

emerge sync
emerge balsa
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at http://cvs.gentoo.org/~aliz