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Security Linux News for Jan 07, 2002

  • Conectiva Linux Security Announcement: mutt (Jan 07, 2002, 22:37)
    "Joost Pol <joost@contempt.nl> found a buffer overflow vulnerability in the mutt program that could be exploited by a remote attacker. By sending a crafted email message to some user, the attacker can exploit this vulnerability[2,4] and execute arbitrary commands on the user's machine. These commands would be executed with the privileges of the user running the email client."

  • SuSE Security Announcement: mutt (Jan 07, 2002, 22:15)
    "mutt, a popular mail client for Linux-like systems, is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that is remotely exploitable. We have added patches to the versions of mutt as shipped with the affected distributions to fix the problem. We recommend to install the update package for your product and to restart all running instances of mutt."

  • Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory: mutt (Jan 07, 2002, 22:11)
    "Mutt in version 1.2.5i has a buffer overflow which can be remotely exploited."

  • ZDNet: Linux world dismisses new Trojan risk (Jan 07, 2002, 19:30)
    "A Remote Shell Trojan (RST) is making its way around the Linux community, but security experts say it should not pose a risk if users are vigilant with the programs they run."