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<title>Sylpheed, Claws Mail: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>
A format string error has been discovered in Sylpheed and Claws Mail,
potentially leading to the remote execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">sylpheed claws-mail</product>
<announced>October 25, 2007</announced>
<revised>October 25, 2007: 01</revised>
<bug>190104</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="mail-client/sylpheed" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.4.5</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.4.5</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="mail-client/claws-mail" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.0.0</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.0.0</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Sylpheed and Claws Mail are two GTK based e-mail clients.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Ulf Harnhammar from Secunia Research discovered a format string error
in the inc_put_error() function in file src/inc.c.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious POP
server sending specially crafted replies, possibly resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Sylpheed users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=mail-client/sylpheed-2.4.5&quot;</code>
<p>
All Claws Mail users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=mail-client/claws-mail-3.0.0&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2958">CVE-2007-2958</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 08 Oct 2007 00:54:19 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 08 Oct 2007 02:57:28 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 09 Oct 2007 18:46:46 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>