mutt security update (RHSA-2006-0577)

Original Release Date: July 19, 2006
Last Revised: July 19, 2006
Number: ASA-2006-142
Risk Level: None
Advisory Version: 1.0
Advisory Status: Final

1. Overview:

Mutt is a small, powerful, text-based email client.

Mutt was found to contain a possible buffer overflow issue in the method in which it handled long namespaces on malicious IMAP servers. In order to take advantage of this vulnerability, an attacker who setup a malicious IMAP server would have to trick a user into having Mutt connect to said IMAP server, using such methods as a Man in the Middle (MITM) attack or through social engineering. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2006-3242 to this issue.

No Avaya System products are vulnerable, as mutt is not installed by default.

More information about these vulnerabilities can be found in the security advisory issued by RedHat Linux:

2. Avaya System Products with mutt installed: none

3. Avaya Software-Only Products

Avaya software-only products operate on general-purpose operating systems. Occasionally vulnerabilities may be discovered in the underlying operating system or applications that come with the operating system. These vulnerabilities often do not impact the software-only product directly but may threaten the integrity of the underlying platform.

In the case of this advisory Avaya software-only products are not affected by the vulnerability directly but the underlying Linux platform may be. Customers should determine on which Linux operating system the product was installed and then follow that vendors guidance:

4. Software-Only Products:

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya Interactive Response(IR) All None Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected packages may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the IR application. The IR application does not require the software described in this advisory.
CVLAN All None Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected packages may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the CVLAN application. The CVLAN application does not require the software described in this advisory.
Avaya Integrated Management Suite(IMS) All None Depending on the Operating System provided by customers, the affected packages may be installed on the underlying Operating System supporting the IMS application. The IMS application does not require the software described in this advisory.

Recommended Actions:
Avaya recommends that customers follow recommended actions supplied by the Operating System vendor (e.g. RedHat Linux) or remove the affected packages.

5. Additional Information:

Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.

6. Disclaimer:

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7. Revision History:

V 1.0 - July 19, 2006 - Initial Statement issued.

Send information regarding any discovered security problems with Avaya products to either the contact noted in the product's documentation or securityalerts@avaya.com.

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