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mutt -- buffer overflow vulnerability


Securityfocus reports:

Mutt is prone to a local buffer-overflow vulnerability because it fails to properly bounds-check user-supplied input before using it in a memory copy operation. An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with the with the privileges of the victim. Failed exploit attempts will result in a denial of service.



portaudit: mutt -- buffer overflow vulnerability

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Oliver Eikemeier <>