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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-3242

Stack-based buffer overflow in the browse_get_namespace function in imap/browse.c of Mutt and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary code via long namespaces received from the IMAP server.
Publish Date : 2006-06-27 Last Update Date : 2018-10-18
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2006-06-27 2006-06-19
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-3242 unix
RHSA-2006:0577: mutt security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060577 unix
Stack-based buffer overflow in the browse_get_namespace function in imap/browse.c of Mutt and earlier allows rem... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10826 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-3242

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Mutt Mutt 1.4.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Mutt Mutt * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mutt Mutt 2

- References For CVE-2006-3242
SLACKWARE SSA:2006-207-01
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0577
OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.013
SECTRACK 1016482
SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:016
SGI 20060701-01-U
TRUSTIX 2006-0038
BID 18642 Mutt BROWSE_GET_NAMESPACE IMAP Namespace Processing Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2006-09-04
GENTOO GLSA-200606-27
SECUNIA 20836 CONFIRM;a=commit;h=dc0272b749f0e2b102973b7ac43dbd3908507540 CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2006-2522
XF mutt-imap-namespace-bo(27428)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10826
BUGTRAQ 20060629 rPSA-2006-0116-1 mutt

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-3242

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