ID CVE-2014-9116
Summary The write_one_header function in mutt 1.5.23 does not properly handle newline characters at the beginning of a header, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a header with an empty body, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow in the mutt_substrdup function.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:linux_enterprise_desktop:12
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12
    cpe:2.3:o:suse:suse_linux_enterprise_server:12
  • cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.23
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.23
  • Debian Linux 7.0
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:7.0
  • cpe:2.3:o:mageia:mageia:4.0
    cpe:2.3:o:mageia:mageia:4.0
CVSS
Base: 5.0 (as of 29-08-2016 - 14:32)
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 FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_C3D43001806411E4801F0022156E8794.NASL
    description NVD reports : The write_one_header function in mutt 1.5.23 does not properly handle newline characters at the beginning of a header, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a header with an empty body, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow in the mutt_substrdup function.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 80238
    published 2014-12-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=80238
    title FreeBSD : mutt -- denial of service via crafted mail message (c3d43001-8064-11e4-801f-0022156e8794)
  • NASL family Slackware Local Security Checks
    NASL id SLACKWARE_SSA_2015-111-07.NASL
    description New mutt packages are available for Slackware 13.37, 14.0, 14.1, and -current to fix a security issue.
    last seen 2018-09-02
    modified 2015-04-24
    plugin id 82920
    published 2015-04-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82920
    title Slackware 13.37 / 14.0 / 14.1 / current : mutt (SSA:2015-111-07)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2015-078.NASL
    description Updated mutt packages fix security vulnerability : A flaw was discovered in mutt. A specially crafted mail header could cause mutt to crash, leading to a denial of service condition (CVE-2014-9116). The mutt package has been updated to version 1.5.23 and patched to fix this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 82331
    published 2015-03-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82331
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mutt (MDVSA-2015:078)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2014-16782.NASL
    description Security fix for 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 81347
    published 2015-02-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81347
    title Fedora 21 : mutt-1.5.23-7.fc21 (2014-16782)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2014-16494.NASL
    description Security fix for 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 81346
    published 2015-02-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81346
    title Fedora 20 : mutt-1.5.23-4.fc20 (2014-16494)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2014-245.NASL
    description Updated mutt packages fix security vulnerability : A flaw was discovered in mutt. A specially crafted mail header could cause mutt to crash, leading to a denial of service condition (CVE-2014-9116). The mutt package has been updated to version 1.5.23 and patched to fix this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 79990
    published 2014-12-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=79990
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mutt (MDVSA-2014:245)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-3083.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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 79637
    published 2014-12-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=79637
    title Debian DSA-3083-1 : mutt - security update
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2019-52.NASL
    description This update for mutt fixes the following issues : Security issues fixed : - bsc#1101428: Mutt 1.10.1 security release update. - CVE-2018-14351: Fix imap/command.c that mishandles long IMAP status mailbox literal count size (bsc#1101583). - CVE-2018-14353: Fix imap_quote_string in imap/util.c that has an integer underflow (bsc#1101581). - CVE-2018-14362: Fix pop.c that does not forbid characters that may have unsafe interaction with message-cache pathnames (bsc#1101567). - CVE-2018-14354: Fix arbitrary command execution from remote IMAP servers via backquote characters (bsc#1101578). - CVE-2018-14352: Fix imap_quote_string in imap/util.c that does not leave room for quote characters (bsc#1101582). - CVE-2018-14356: Fix pop.c that mishandles a zero-length UID (bsc#1101576). - CVE-2018-14355: Fix imap/util.c that mishandles '..' directory traversal in a mailbox name (bsc#1101577). - CVE-2018-14349: Fix imap/command.c that mishandles a NO response without a message (bsc#1101589). - CVE-2018-14350: Fix imap/message.c that has a stack-based buffer overflow for a FETCH response with along INTERNALDATE field (bsc#1101588). - CVE-2018-14363: Fix newsrc.c that does not properlyrestrict '/' characters that may have unsafe interaction with cache pathnames (bsc#1101566). - CVE-2018-14359: Fix buffer overflow via base64 data (bsc#1101570). - CVE-2018-14358: Fix imap/message.c that has a stack-based buffer overflow for a FETCH response with along RFC822.SIZE field (bsc#1101571). - CVE-2018-14360: Fix nntp_add_group in newsrc.c that has a stack-based buffer overflow because of incorrect sscanf usage (bsc#1101569). - CVE-2018-14357: Fix that remote IMAP servers are allowed to execute arbitrary commands via backquote characters (bsc#1101573). - CVE-2018-14361: Fix that nntp.c proceeds even if memory allocation fails for messages data (bsc#1101568). Bug fixes : - mutt reports as neomutt and incorrect version (bsc#1094717) - No sidebar available in mutt 1.6.1 from Tumbleweed snapshot 20160517 (bsc#980830) - mutt-1.6.1 unusable when built with --enable-sidebar (bsc#982129) - (neo)mutt displaying times in Zulu time (bsc#1061343) - mutt unconditionally segfaults when displaying a message (bsc#986534) - For openSUSE Leap 42.3, retain split of -lang and -doc (boo#1120935) This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-22
    plugin id 121281
    published 2019-01-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=121281
    title openSUSE Security Update : mutt (openSUSE-2019-52)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2014-779.NASL
    description mutt was updated to fix a security issue with a heap-based buffer overflow in mutt_substrdup() (CVE-2014-9116).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 80051
    published 2014-12-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=80051
    title openSUSE Security Update : mutt (openSUSE-SU-2014:1635-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2015-0012-1.NASL
    description mutt was updated to fix one security issue. This security issue was fixed : - Heap-based buffer overflow in mutt_substrdup() (CVE-2014-9116). The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE 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 2018-11-10
    plugin id 83660
    published 2015-05-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=83660
    title SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : mutt (SUSE-SU-2015:0012-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2018-2085-1.NASL
    description This update for mutt fixes the following issues: Security issues fixed : - bsc#1101428: Mutt 1.10.1 security release update. - CVE-2018-14351: Fix imap/command.c that mishandles long IMAP status mailbox literal count size (bsc#1101583). - CVE-2018-14353: Fix imap_quote_string in imap/util.c that has an integer underflow (bsc#1101581). - CVE-2018-14362: Fix pop.c that does not forbid characters that may have unsafe interaction with message-cache pathnames (bsc#1101567). - CVE-2018-14354: Fix arbitrary command execution from remote IMAP servers via backquote characters (bsc#1101578). - CVE-2018-14352: Fix imap_quote_string in imap/util.c that does not leave room for quote characters (bsc#1101582). - CVE-2018-14356: Fix pop.c that mishandles a zero-length UID (bsc#1101576). - CVE-2018-14355: Fix imap/util.c that mishandles '..' directory traversal in a mailbox name (bsc#1101577). - CVE-2018-14349: Fix imap/command.c that mishandles a NO response without a message (bsc#1101589). - CVE-2018-14350: Fix imap/message.c that has a stack-based buffer overflow for a FETCH response with along INTERNALDATE field (bsc#1101588). - CVE-2018-14363: Fix newsrc.c that does not properlyrestrict '/' characters that may have unsafe interaction with cache pathnames (bsc#1101566). - CVE-2018-14359: Fix buffer overflow via base64 data (bsc#1101570). - CVE-2018-14358: Fix imap/message.c that has a stack-based buffer overflow for a FETCH response with along RFC822.SIZE field (bsc#1101571). - CVE-2018-14360: Fix nntp_add_group in newsrc.c that has a stack-based buffer overflow because of incorrect sscanf usage (bsc#1101569). - CVE-2018-14357: Fix that remote IMAP servers are allowed to execute arbitrary commands via backquote characters (bsc#1101573). - CVE-2018-14361: Fix that nntp.c proceeds even if memory allocation fails for messages data (bsc#1101568). Bug fixes : - mutt reports as neomutt and incorrect version (bsc#1094717) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE 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 2019-01-02
    plugin id 120066
    published 2019-01-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=120066
    title SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : mutt (SUSE-SU-2018:2085-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2018-809.NASL
    description This update for mutt fixes the following issues : Security issues fixed : - bsc#1101428: Mutt 1.10.1 security release update. - CVE-2018-14351: Fix imap/command.c that mishandles long IMAP status mailbox literal count size (bsc#1101583). - CVE-2018-14353: Fix imap_quote_string in imap/util.c that has an integer underflow (bsc#1101581). - CVE-2018-14362: Fix pop.c that does not forbid characters that may have unsafe interaction with message-cache pathnames (bsc#1101567). - CVE-2018-14354: Fix arbitrary command execution from remote IMAP servers via backquote characters (bsc#1101578). - CVE-2018-14352: Fix imap_quote_string in imap/util.c that does not leave room for quote characters (bsc#1101582). - CVE-2018-14356: Fix pop.c that mishandles a zero-length UID (bsc#1101576). - CVE-2018-14355: Fix imap/util.c that mishandles '..' directory traversal in a mailbox name (bsc#1101577). - CVE-2018-14349: Fix imap/command.c that mishandles a NO response without a message (bsc#1101589). - CVE-2018-14350: Fix imap/message.c that has a stack-based buffer overflow for a FETCH response with along INTERNALDATE field (bsc#1101588). - CVE-2018-14363: Fix newsrc.c that does not properlyrestrict '/' characters that may have unsafe interaction with cache pathnames (bsc#1101566). - CVE-2018-14359: Fix buffer overflow via base64 data (bsc#1101570). - CVE-2018-14358: Fix imap/message.c that has a stack-based buffer overflow for a FETCH response with along RFC822.SIZE field (bsc#1101571). - CVE-2018-14360: Fix nntp_add_group in newsrc.c that has a stack-based buffer overflow because of incorrect sscanf usage (bsc#1101569). - CVE-2018-14357: Fix that remote IMAP servers are allowed to execute arbitrary commands via backquote characters (bsc#1101573). - CVE-2018-14361: Fix that nntp.c proceeds even if memory allocation fails for messages data (bsc#1101568). Bug fixes : - mutt reports as neomutt and incorrect version (bsc#1094717) This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-15:Update update project.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-09-13
    plugin id 111571
    published 2018-08-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=111571
    title openSUSE Security Update : mutt (openSUSE-2018-809)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201701-04.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-04 (Mutt: Heap-based buffer overflow) A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in Mutt’s mutt_substrdup function. Impact : A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2017-01-03
    plugin id 96235
    published 2017-01-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=96235
    title GLSA-201701-04 : Mutt: Heap-based buffer overflow
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_MUTT-150310.NASL
    description The mutt mail client has been updated to fix a heap-based buffer overflow in mutt_substrdup(). (CVE-2014-9116) Additionally, a patch has been added to allow users to override the 'From' address when executing mutt in batch mode.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-04-24
    plugin id 83049
    published 2015-04-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=83049
    title SuSE 11.3 Security Update : mutt (SAT Patch Number 10435)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2440-1.NASL
    description Jakub Wilk discovered that the write_one_header function in mutt did not properly handle newline characters at the beginning of a header. An attacker could specially craft an email to cause mutt to crash, resulting in a denial of service. 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 80027
    published 2014-12-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=80027
    title Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : mutt vulnerability (USN-2440-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2018-2084-1.NASL
    description This update for mutt fixes the following issues: Security issues fixed : - bsc#1101428: Mutt 1.10.1 security release update. - CVE-2018-14351: Fix imap/command.c that mishandles long IMAP status mailbox literal count size (bsc#1101583). - CVE-2018-14353: Fix imap_quote_string in imap/util.c that has an integer underflow (bsc#1101581). - CVE-2018-14362: Fix pop.c that does not forbid characters that may have unsafe interaction with message-cache pathnames (bsc#1101567). - CVE-2018-14354: Fix arbitrary command execution from remote IMAP servers via backquote characters (bsc#1101578). - CVE-2018-14352: Fix imap_quote_string in imap/util.c that does not leave room for quote characters (bsc#1101582). - CVE-2018-14356: Fix pop.c that mishandles a zero-length UID (bsc#1101576). - CVE-2018-14355: Fix imap/util.c that mishandles '..' directory traversal in a mailbox name (bsc#1101577). - CVE-2018-14349: Fix imap/command.c that mishandles a NO response without a message (bsc#1101589). - CVE-2018-14350: Fix imap/message.c that has a stack-based buffer overflow for a FETCH response with along INTERNALDATE field (bsc#1101588). - CVE-2018-14363: Fix newsrc.c that does not properlyrestrict '/' characters that may have unsafe interaction with cache pathnames (bsc#1101566). - CVE-2018-14359: Fix buffer overflow via base64 data (bsc#1101570). - CVE-2018-14358: Fix imap/message.c that has a stack-based buffer overflow for a FETCH response with along RFC822.SIZE field (bsc#1101571). - CVE-2018-14360: Fix nntp_add_group in newsrc.c that has a stack-based buffer overflow because of incorrect sscanf usage (bsc#1101569). - CVE-2018-14357: Fix that remote IMAP servers are allowed to execute arbitrary commands via backquote characters (bsc#1101573). - CVE-2018-14361: Fix that nntp.c proceeds even if memory allocation fails for messages data (bsc#1101568). Bug fixes : - mutt reports as neomutt and incorrect version (bsc#1094717) - No sidebar available in mutt 1.6.1 from Tumbleweed snapshot 20160517 (bsc#980830) - mutt-1.6.1 unusable when built with --enable-sidebar (bsc#982129) - (neo)mutt displaying times in Zulu time (bsc#1061343) - mutt unconditionally segfaults when displaying a message (bsc#986534) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE 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 111435
    published 2018-07-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=111435
    title SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : mutt (SUSE-SU-2018:2084-1)
refmap via4
bid 71334
confirm
debian DSA-3083
gentoo GLSA-201701-04
mandriva
  • MDVSA-2014:245
  • MDVSA-2015:078
mlist
  • [oss-security] 20141126 Re: CVE request: mutt: heap-based buffer overflow in mutt_substrdup()
  • [oss-security] 20141127 CVE request: mutt: heap-based buffer overflow in mutt_substrdup()
sectrack 1031266
suse SUSE-SU-2015:0012
Last major update 29-08-2016 - 14:43
Published 02-12-2014 - 11:59
Last modified 30-10-2018 - 12:27
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