Bug 115804 - CAN-2004-0104/0105 Metamail vulnerabilities
CAN-2004-0104/0105 Metamail vulnerabilities
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: metamail (Show other bugs)
2.1
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2004-02-16 05:07 EST by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-02-18 06:59:38 EST
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-02-16 05:07:13 EST
Ulf Härnhammar discovered two integer overflow bugs and two buffer
overflow bugs in versions of Metamail up to and including 2.7.  An
attacker could create a carefully crafted message such that when it is
opened by a victim and parsed through Metamail it runs arbitrary code
as the victim. 

Please note that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 does not contain Metamail
and is therefore not vulnerable to these issues.

Embargoed until Feb18 2004
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-02-16 05:08:13 EST
RHSA-2004:074 in progress with metamail-2.7-29 packages.
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-02-18 06:59:38 EST
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-073.html
Comment 3 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-02-18 07:03:58 EST
(removing embargo on bug entry)

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