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CVE-2005-2642 Detail

Description

Buffer overflow in the mutt_decode_xbit function in Handler.c for Mutt 1.5.10 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code, possibly due to interactions with libiconv or gettext.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/23/2005

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2005-2642
Original release date:
08/23/2005
Last revised:
09/05/2008
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/30/2006)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the Linux versions of Mutt.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.mail.mutt.devel/8379 External Source MISC http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.mail.mutt.devel/8379
http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/408493 Exploit; Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source BUGTRAQ 20050818 mutt buffer overflow
http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/408501 Exploit External Source BUGTRAQ 20050818 Re: mutt buffer overflow
http://securitytracker.com/id?1014729 Exploit; Vendor Advisory External Source SECTRACK 1014729
http://www.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/Full-Disclosure/2005-08/0594.html Exploit; Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source FULLDISC 20050818 mutt buffer overflow
http://www.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/Full-Disclosure/2005-08/0600.html Exploit External Source FULLDISC 20050818 Re: mutt buffer overflow
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/14596 External Source BID 14596

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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