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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Sylpheed, Sylpheed-Claws: Buffer overflow in LDIF importer
      Date: November 15, 2005
      Bugs: #111853
        ID: 200511-13

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Synopsis
========

Sylpheed and Sylpheed-Claws contain a buffer overflow vulnerability
which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Sylpheed is a lightweight email client and newsreader. Sylpheed-Claws
is a 'bleeding edge' version of Sylpheed. They both support the import
of address books in LDIF (Lightweight Directory Interchange Format).

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                     /  Vulnerable  /           Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  mail-client/sylpheed             < 2.0.4                 >= 2.0.4
  2  mail-client/sylpheed-claws     < 1.0.5-r1             >= 1.0.5-r1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
===========

Colin Leroy reported buffer overflow vulnerabilities in Sylpheed and
Sylpheed-Claws. The LDIF importer uses a fixed length buffer to store
data of variable length. Two similar problems exist also in the Mutt
and Pine addressbook importers of Sylpheed-Claws.

Impact
======

By convincing a user to import a specially-crafted LDIF file into the
address book, a remote attacker could cause the program to crash,
potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the software.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Sylpheed users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/sylpheed-2.0.4"

All Sylpheed-Claws users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
">=mail-client/sylpheed-claws-1.0.5-r1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2005-3354
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3354

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200511-13.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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