RHSA-2005:303 - Security Advisory
sylpheed security update
Security Advisory: Important
An updated sylpheed package that fixes a buffer overflow issue is now
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Sylpheed is a GTK+ based fast email client.
A buffer overflow bug has been found in the way Sylpheed handles non-ASCII
characters in the header of a message to which a victim replies. A
carefully crafted email message could potentially allow an attacker to
execute arbitrary code on a victim's machine if they reply to such a
message. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CAN-2005-0667 to this issue.
Users of Sylpheed should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch, and is not vulnerable to this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:
For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 i386
- BZ - 150687 - CAN-2005-0667 sylpheed buffer overflow
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2