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<title>Metamail: Buffer overflow</title>
<synopsis>
A buffer overflow in Metamail could possibly be exploited to execute
arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">metamail</product>
<announced>March 17, 2006</announced>
<revised>March 17, 2006: 01</revised>
<bug>126052</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="net-mail/metamail" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.7.45.3-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.7.45.3-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Metamail is a program that decodes MIME encoded mail.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Ulf Harnhammar discovered a buffer overflow in Metamail when
processing mime boundraries.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
By sending a specially crafted email, attackers could potentially
exploit this vulnerability to crash Metamail or to execute arbitrary
code.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Metamail users should update to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-mail/metamail-2.7.45.3-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0709">CVE-2006-0709</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 14 Mar 2006 21:16:22 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 16 Mar 2006 09:48:07 +0000">
DerCorny
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 16 Mar 2006 21:04:49 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
</glsa>