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Posted: Thu 25 Aug 2005, 21:39 Post subject:
Elm & MPlayer Flaws Impact Puppy?
Do these flaws impact Puppy security?
Linux/Unix e-mail flaw leaves system wide open
Two serious security flaws have turned up in software widely distributed with Linux and Unix. The bugs affect Elm (Electronic Mail for Unix), a venerable e-mail client still used by many Linux and Unix sysadmins, and Mplayer, a cross-platform movie player that is one of the most popular of its kind on Linux.
The Elm flaw involves a boundary error when the client reads an e-mail's "Expires" header. A specially crafted e-mail could exploit the bug to cause a buffer overflow and execute malicious code on a system, according to security researchers.
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