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1075860: CVE-2014-0467 mutt: heap-based buffer overflow when parsing certain headers

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in copy.c in Mutt before 1.5.23 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted RFC2047 header line, related to address expansion.

Find out more about CVE-2014-0467 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does not affect the version of mutt package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (mutt) RHSA-2014:0304 2014-03-17

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 mutt Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 mutt Not affected

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