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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.56304
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2006:0217
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

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 (cve.mitre.org) 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.

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-2006-0217.html

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:
7.5

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 16611
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-0709
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/16611
Debian Security Information: DSA-995 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-995
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200603-16.xml
http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:047
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0217.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1015654
http://secunia.com/advisories/18796
http://secunia.com/advisories/18987
http://secunia.com/advisories/19000
http://secunia.com/advisories/19130
http://secunia.com/advisories/19226
http://secunia.com/advisories/19304
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2006:005 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_05_sr.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/0565
XForce ISS Database: metamail-boundary-bo(24702)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/24702
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