Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2921-1 xbuffy -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 04 May 2014
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-0469.
- More information:
Michael Niedermayer discovered a vulnerability in xbuffy, an utility for displaying message count in mailbox and newsgroup accounts.
By sending carefully crafted messages to a mail or news account monitored by xbuffy, an attacker can trigger a stack-based buffer overflow, leading to xbuffy crash or even remote code execution.
For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 3.3.bl.3.dfsg-8+deb6u1.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 3.3.bl.3.dfsg-8+deb7u1.
For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.3.bl.3.dfsg-9.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 3.3.bl.3.dfsg-9.
We recommend that you upgrade your xbuffy packages.