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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:755

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:755.

Elm is a terminal mode email client.

A buffer overflow flaw in Elm was discovered that was triggered by viewing
a mailbox containing a message with a carefully crafted 'Expires' header.
An attacker could create a malicious message that would execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user who received it. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name
CVE-2005-2665 to this issue.

Users of Elm should update to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch that corrects this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 15117
BugTraq ID: 14613
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2665
Bugtraq: 20050822 ELM < 2.5.8 Remote Exploit POC (Google Search)
SCO Security Bulletin: SA-2005.47
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