OpenPKG Alert: OpenPKG Security Advisory (mutt)
According to a posting on Bugtraq , a buffer overflow exists in the mail user agent Mutt . It can be triggered by incoming messages and there are reports about spam that has actually triggered this problem and crashed Mutt. The bug was reported to Red Hat by Niels Heinen. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the id CAN-2004-0078  to the problem.
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OpenPKG Security Advisory The OpenPKG Project
Vulnerability: buffer overflow in the index menu code
OpenPKG Specific: no
Affected Releases: Affected Packages: Corrected Packages:
OpenPKG CURRENT <= mutt-1.4.1i-20040207 >= mutt-188.8.131.52i-20040214
OpenPKG 2.0 none N.A.
OpenPKG 1.3 <= mutt-1.4.1i-1.3.1 >= mutt-1.4.1i-1.3.2
Dependent Packages: none
According to a posting on Bugtraq , a buffer overflow exists in the
mail user agent Mutt . It can be triggered by incoming messages and
there are reports about spam that has actually triggered this problem
and crashed Mutt. The bug was reported to Red Hat by Niels Heinen. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the id
CAN-2004-0078  to the problem.
Please check whether you are affected by running "/bin/rpm -q
mutt". If you have the "mutt" package installed and its version is
affected (see above), we recommend that you immediately upgrade it
(see Solution). 
Select the updated source RPM appropriate for your OpenPKG release
, fetch it from the OpenPKG FTP service  or a mirror location,
verify its integrity , build a corresponding binary RPM from it 
and update your OpenPKG installation by applying the binary RPM .
For the affected release OpenPKG 1.3, perform the following operations
to permanently fix the security problem (for other releases adjust
$ ftp http://ftp.openpkg.org
ftp> cd release/1.3/UPD
ftp> get mutt-1.4.1i-1.3.2.src.rpm
$ /bin/rpm -v --checksig mutt-1.4.1i-1.3.2.src.rpm
$ /bin/rpm --rebuild mutt-1.4.1i-1.3.2.src.rpm
$ su -
# /bin/rpm -Fvh /RPM/PKG/mutt-1.4.1i-1.3.2.*.rpm
For security reasons, this advisory was digitally signed with the
OpenPGP public key "OpenPKG " (ID 63C4CB9F) of the
OpenPKG project which you can retrieve from http://pgp.openpkg.org and
hkp://pgp.openpkg.org. Follow the instructions on http://pgp.openpkg.org/
for details on how to verify the integrity of this advisory.
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