Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 254123
CVE-2007-2958 sylpheed format string vulnerability
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:14 EST
Ulf Harnhammar (Secunia Research) has discovered a format string vulnerability
in sylpheed and claws-mail in inc_put_error() function in src/inc.c when
displaying POP3 error reply.
Problem can be exploited by malicious POP3 server via specially crafted POP3
server replies containing format specifiers.
Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code, but requires that
the user is tricked into connecting to a malicious POP3 server.
Upstream patch: SVN commit r1880
sylpheed-2.3.1-5 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.