ID CVE-2014-0467
Summary Buffer overflow in copy.c in Mutt before 1.5.23 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted RFC2047 header line, related to address expansion.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Mutt 1.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5
  • Mutt 1.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.1
  • Mutt 1.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.2
  • Mutt 1.5.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.3
  • Mutt 1.5.4
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.4
  • Mutt 1.5.5
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.5
  • Mutt 1.5.6
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.6
  • Mutt 1.5.7
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.7
  • Mutt 1.5.8
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.8
  • Mutt 1.5.9
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.9
  • Mutt 1.5.10
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.10
  • Mutt 1.5.11
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.11
  • Mutt 1.5.12
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.12
  • Mutt 1.5.13
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.13
  • Mutt 1.5.14
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.14
  • Mutt 1.5.15
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.15
  • Mutt 1.5.16
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.16
  • Mutt 1.5.17
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.17
  • Mutt 1.5.18
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.18
  • Mutt 1.5.19
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.19
  • Mutt 1.5.20
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.20
  • Mutt 1.5.21
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.21
  • Mutt 1.5.22
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.22
  • OpenSUSE 11.4
    cpe:2.3:o:opensuse:opensuse:11.4
  • OpenSUSE 12.3
    cpe:2.3:o:opensuse:opensuse:12.3
  • OpenSUSE 13.1
    cpe:2.3:o:opensuse:opensuse:13.1
CVSS
Base: 5.0 (as of 07-08-2015 - 11:19)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DLA-100.NASL
    description A flaw was discovered in mutt, a text-based mailreader. A specially crafted mail header could cause mutt to crash, leading to a denial of service condition. NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-12-02
    plugin id 82084
    published 2015-03-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82084
    title Debian DLA-100-1 : mutt security update
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2014-6408.NASL
    description fix build on s390 fix: CVE-2014-0467 heap-based buffer overflow when parsing certain headers Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-19
    plugin id 74050
    published 2014-05-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=74050
    title Fedora 20 : mutt-1.5.23-2.fc20 (2014-6408)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20140317_MUTT_ON_SL6_X.NASL
    description A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way mutt processed certain email headers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send an email with specially crafted headers that, when processed, could cause mutt to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running mutt. (CVE-2014-0467) All running instances of mutt must be restarted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-28
    plugin id 73073
    published 2014-03-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=73073
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : mutt on SL6.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2147-1.NASL
    description Beatrice Torracca and Evgeni Golov discovered a buffer overflow in mutt while expanding addresses when parsing email headers. An attacker could specially craft an email to cause mutt to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking mutt. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 73017
    published 2014-03-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=73017
    title Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : mutt vulnerability (USN-2147-1)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-2874.NASL
    description Beatrice Torracca and Evgeni Golov discovered a buffer overflow in the mutt mailreader. Malformed RFC2047 header lines could result in denial of service or potentially the execution of arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 72989
    published 2014-03-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=72989
    title Debian DSA-2874-1 : mutt - security update
  • NASL family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ALA_ALAS-2014-310.NASL
    description A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way mutt processed certain email headers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send an email with specially crafted headers that, when processed, could cause mutt to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running mutt. (CVE-2014-0467)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-04-18
    plugin id 73229
    published 2014-03-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=73229
    title Amazon Linux AMI : mutt (ALAS-2014-310)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2014-6395.NASL
    description fix build on s390 fix: CVE-2014-0467 heap-based buffer overflow when parsing certain headers Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-19
    plugin id 74174
    published 2014-05-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=74174
    title Fedora 19 : mutt-1.5.23-2.fc19 (2014-6395)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2014-0304.NASL
    description An updated mutt package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way mutt processed certain email headers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send an email with specially crafted headers that, when processed, could cause mutt to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running mutt. (CVE-2014-0467) All mutt users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. All running instances of mutt must be restarted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 73062
    published 2014-03-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=73062
    title CentOS 6 : mutt (CESA-2014:0304)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2014-0304.NASL
    description An updated mutt package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way mutt processed certain email headers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send an email with specially crafted headers that, when processed, could cause mutt to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running mutt. (CVE-2014-0467) All mutt users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. All running instances of mutt must be restarted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 73071
    published 2014-03-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=73071
    title RHEL 6 : mutt (RHSA-2014:0304)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2014-0304.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:0304 : An updated mutt package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way mutt processed certain email headers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send an email with specially crafted headers that, when processed, could cause mutt to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running mutt. (CVE-2014-0467) All mutt users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. All running instances of mutt must be restarted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-12-01
    plugin id 73069
    published 2014-03-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=73069
    title Oracle Linux 6 : mutt (ELSA-2014-0304)
  • NASL family Slackware Local Security Checks
    NASL id SLACKWARE_SSA_2014-071-01.NASL
    description New mutt packages are available for Slackware 13.37, 14.0, 14.1, and -current to fix a security issue.
    last seen 2018-09-01
    modified 2014-03-18
    plugin id 72967
    published 2014-03-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=72967
    title Slackware 13.37 / 14.0 / 14.1 / current : mutt (SSA:2014-071-01)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2014-246.NASL
    description The mailreader mutt was updated to fix a crash in header view that could be triggered by malformed e-mails and potentially be used to execute code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 75304
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=75304
    title openSUSE Security Update : mutt (openSUSE-SU-2014:0434-1)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201406-05.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201406-05 (Mutt: Arbitrary code execution) A heap-based buffer overflow has been discovered in the mutt_copy_hdr function. Impact : A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Mutt or a Denial of Service condition. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-04-13
    plugin id 74320
    published 2014-06-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=74320
    title GLSA-201406-05 : Mutt: Arbitrary code execution
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_MUTT-140317.NASL
    description The mailreader mutt was updated to fix a security issue in displaying mail headers, where a crafted e-mail could cause a heap overflow, which in turn might be used by attackers to crash mutt or potentially even execute code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2014-04-02
    plugin id 73297
    published 2014-04-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=73297
    title SuSE 11.3 Security Update : mutt (SAT Patch Number 9023)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_EB426E82AB6811E39D09000C2980A9F3.NASL
    description Beatrice Torracca and Evgeni Golov report : A buffer overflow has been discovered that could result in denial of service or potential execution of arbitrary code. This condition can be triggered by malformed RFC2047 header lines
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-23
    plugin id 73050
    published 2014-03-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=73050
    title FreeBSD : mutt -- denial of service, potential remote code execution (eb426e82-ab68-11e3-9d09-000c2980a9f3)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2014-5880.NASL
    description fix: CVE-2014-0467 heap-based buffer overflow when parsing certain headers Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-19
    plugin id 73898
    published 2014-05-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=73898
    title Fedora 20 : mutt-1.5.23-1.fc20 (2014-5880)
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 1075860
title CVE-2014-0467 mutt: heap-based buffer overflow when parsing certain headers
oval
AND
  • comment mutt is earlier than 5:1.5.20-4.20091214hg736b6a.el6_5
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20140304005
  • comment mutt is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110959006
  • OR
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Client is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842001
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842002
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842003
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ComputeNode is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842004
rhsa
id RHSA-2014:0304
released 2014-03-17
severity Important
title RHSA-2014:0304: mutt security update (Important)
rpms mutt-5:1.5.20-4.20091214hg736b6a.el6_5
refmap via4
bid 66165
confirm http://www.mutt.org/doc/devel/ChangeLog
debian DSA-2874
sectrack 1029919
suse
  • SUSE-SU-2014:0471
  • openSUSE-SU-2014:0434
  • openSUSE-SU-2014:0436
ubuntu USN-2147-1
Last major update 30-12-2016 - 21:59
Published 14-03-2014 - 11:55
Last modified 30-10-2018 - 12:27
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