[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200503-26 ] Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws: Message reply overflow

From: Luke Macken (lewk_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 03/21/05

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      Severity: Normal
         Title: Sylpheed, Sylpheed-claws: Message reply overflow
          Date: March 20, 2005
          Bugs: #84056
            ID: 200503-26

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    Synopsis
    ========

    Sylpheed and Sylpheed-claws contain a vulnerability that can be
    triggered when replying to specially crafted messages.

    Background
    ==========

    Sylpheed is a lightweight email client and newsreader. Sylpheed-claws
    is a 'bleeding edge' version of Sylpheed.

    Affected packages
    =================

        -------------------------------------------------------------------
         Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1 mail-client/sylpheed < 1.0.3 >= 1.0.3
      2 mail-client/sylpheed-claws < 1.0.3 >= 1.0.3
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
         2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
        -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Description
    ===========

    Sylpheed and Sylpheed-claws fail to properly handle non-ASCII
    characters in email headers when composing reply messages.

    Impact
    ======

    An attacker can send an email containing a malicious non-ASCII header
    which, when replied to, would cause the program to crash, potentially
    allowing the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
    user running the software.

    Workaround
    ==========

    There is no known workaround at this time.

    Resolution
    ==========

    All Sylpheed users should upgrade to the latest version:

        # emerge --sync
        # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/sylpheed-1.0.3"

    All Sylpheed-claws users should upgrade to the latest version:

        # emerge --sync
        # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/sylpheed-claws-1.0.3"

    References
    ==========

      [ 1 ] Sylpheed ChangeLog
            http://sylpheed.good-day.net/#changes
      [ 2 ] CAN-2005-0667
            http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0667

    Availability
    ============

    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:

      http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200503-26.xml

    Concerns?
    =========

    Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
    confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
    importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
    security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    http://bugs.gentoo.org.

    License
    =======

    Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
    belongs to its owner(s).

    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

    
    

    
    

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