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<glsa id="200710-17">
<title>Balsa: Buffer overflow</title>
<synopsis>
Balsa is vulnerable to a buffer overflow allowing for the user-assisted
execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">balsa</product>
<announced>October 16, 2007</announced>
<revised>October 16, 2007: 01</revised>
<bug>193179</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="mail-client/balsa" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.3.20</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.3.20</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Balsa is a highly configurable email client for GNOME.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Evil Ninja Squirrel discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the
ir_fetch_seq() function when receiving a long response to a FETCH
command (CVE-2007-5007).
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious or
compromised IMAP server, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary
code with the rights of the user running Balsa.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Balsa users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=mail-client/balsa-2.3.20&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5007">CVE-2007-5007</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 26 Sep 2007 14:01:38 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Wed, 26 Sep 2007 14:01:46 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 08 Oct 2007 00:14:17 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
</glsa>