Mutt vunerability

David Fitch davidf at parachilna.com
Tue Jan 8 23:03:29 CST 2002


On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 02:28:06PM +1030, Nick Morrison wrote:
> Yeep!  This sounds like an outlook virus..

nope straight buffer overflow - the kind that should never
happen these days!
 
> http://www.mutt.org/announce/mutt-1.2.5.1-1.3.25.html
> 
> It's a remote exploit - there are buffer overflow bugs in the header
> handling code.

note it's a 1 byte overflow and is a theoretical exploit - I
haven't seen anyone claim to have worked out a way to actually
do it so far.

Dave.

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