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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2006:0217

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2006:0217.

Metamail is a system for handling multimedia mail.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way Metamail processes certain mail
messages. An attacker could create a carefully-crafted message such that
when it is opened by a victim and parsed through Metamail, it runs
arbitrary code as the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project ( assigned the name CVE-2006-0709 to this issue.

Users of Metamail should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch that is not vulnerable to 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: 16611
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-0709
Debian Security Information: DSA-995 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2006:005 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: metamail-boundary-bo(24702)
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