Debian Security Advisory

DSA-2874-1 mutt -- security update

Date Reported:
12 Mar 2014
Affected Packages:
mutt
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 708731.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-0467.
More information:

Beatrice Torracca and Evgeni Golov discovered a buffer overflow in the mutt mailreader. Malformed RFC2047 header lines could result in denial of service or potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.20-9+squeeze3.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.21-6.2+deb7u2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.22-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your mutt packages.