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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.55134
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:755
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

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 (cve.mitre.org) 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.

Solution:
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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-755.html

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:
7.5

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 15117
BugTraq ID: 14613
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2665
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/14613
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/15117
Bugtraq: 20050822 ELM < 2.5.8 Remote Exploit POC (Google Search)
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=112472951529964&w=2
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2005-08/0688.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200510-15.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:186
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-755.html
SCO Security Bulletin: SA-2005.47
http://www.securityfocus.com/advisories/9670
http://securitytracker.com/id?1014745
http://secunia.com/advisories/16508
http://secunia.com/advisories/16554
http://secunia.com/advisories/17475
http://www.slackware.org/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2005&m=slackware-security.423056
http://www.slackware.org/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2005&m=slackware-security.419306
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