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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">
<glsa id="200603-16">
  <title>Metamail: Buffer overflow</title>
  <synopsis>
    A buffer overflow in Metamail could possibly be exploited to execute
    arbitrary code.
  </synopsis>
  <product type="ebuild">metamail</product>
  <announced>2006-03-17</announced>
  <revised>2006-03-17: 01</revised>
  <bug>126052</bug>
  <access>remote</access>
  <affected>
    <package name="net-mail/metamail" auto="yes" arch="*">
      <unaffected range="ge">2.7.45.3-r1</unaffected>
      <vulnerable range="lt">2.7.45.3-r1</vulnerable>
    </package>
  </affected>
  <background>
    <p>
    Metamail is a program that decodes MIME encoded mail.
    </p>
  </background>
  <description>
    <p>
    Ulf Harnhammar discovered a buffer overflow in Metamail when
    processing mime boundraries.
    </p>
  </description>
  <impact type="high">
    <p>
    By sending a specially crafted email, attackers could potentially
    exploit this vulnerability to crash Metamail or to execute arbitrary
    code.
    </p>
  </impact>
  <workaround>
    <p>
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    </p>
  </workaround>
  <resolution>
    <p>
    All Metamail users should update to the latest version:
    </p>
    <code>
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=net-mail/metamail-2.7.45.3-r1"</code>
  </resolution>
  <references>
    <uri link="https://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0709">CVE-2006-0709</uri>
  </references>
  <metadata tag="requester" timestamp="2006-03-14T21:16:22Z">
    koon
  </metadata>
  <metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="2006-03-16T09:48:07Z">
    DerCorny
  </metadata>
  <metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="2006-03-16T21:04:49Z">
    koon
  </metadata>
</glsa>