Debian Security Advisory

DSA-268-1 mutt -- buffer overflow

Date Reported:
25 Mar 2003
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 7120.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2003-0140.
More information:

Core Security Technologies discovered a buffer overflow in the IMAP code of Mutt, a text-oriented mail reader supporting IMAP, MIME, GPG, PGP and threading. This problem allows a remote malicious IMAP server to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted mail folder.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.28-2.1.

The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by this problem.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.4-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mutt package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.