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Netwosix Linux Advisory: mutt

Feb 16, 2004, 14:44 (5 Talkback[s])

Netwosix Linux Security Advisory #2004-0001 <>

Package name: mutt
Summary: remote crash
Date: 2004-02-16
Affected versions: Netwosix 1.0

Package description:

Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based MIME mail client. It is highly configurable, and is well-suited to the mail power user with advanced features like key bindings, keyboard macros, mail threading, regular expression searches, and a powerful pattern matching language for selecting groups of messages.

Problem description:

It was discovered that certain messages would cause mutt to crash. Mutt 1.4.2 fixes this bug. See CAN-2004-0078.


We recommend that all systems with this package installed be upgraded. Please note that if you do not need the functionality provided by this package, you may want to remove it from your system.


You can download the latest version of this package from: <>

You can download the latest version of this package in NEPOTE format from: <>

Nepote Update:

See this instructions to update the port of this package:

        # cd /usr/ports/sysutils/mutt/
        # rm nepote
        # wget

About Linux Netwosix:

Linux Netwosix is a powerful and optimized Linux distribution for servers and Network Security related jobs. It can also be used for special operations such as penetration testing with its big collection of security oriented software and sources. It's a light distribution created for the requirements of every SysAdmin and it's very portable and highly configurable. Our philosophy is to give greater liberty for configuration to the SysAdmin. Only in this way can he/she configure a powerful and stable server machine. Linux Netwosix also has a powerful ports system (Nepote) similar to the xBSD systems but more flexible and usable.


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MD5sums of the packages:

bda59eb9eb6094c5d643ff0f89e1d566 0001/nepote
710bd56d3c4c4bcd1403bc4e053f7476 0001/mutt-

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