VDB-121557 · CVE-2018-14361 · BID 104931

NeoMutt prior 2018-07-16 Message Data nntp.c input validation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in NeoMutt (Mail Client Software). This affects some unknown functionality of the file nntp.c of the component Message Data Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 07/16/2018. The weakness was disclosed 07/17/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared at github.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2018-14361 since 07/17/2018. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 111181 (FreeBSD : mutt/neomutt -- multiple vulnerabilities (fe12ef83-8b47-11e8-96cc-001a4a7ec6be)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 171408 (OpenSUSE Security Update for mutt (openSUSE-SU-2018:2212-1)).

Upgrading to version 2018-07-16 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (111181). The entries 68290, 121545, 121546 and 121547 are pretty similar.





CPE 2.3info

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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 111181
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : mutt/neomutt -- multiple vulnerabilities (fe12ef83-8b47-11e8-96cc-001a4a7ec6be)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: NeoMutt 2018-07-16
Patch: github.com


07/13/2018 🔍
07/16/2018 +3 days 🔍
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Advisory: 9e927affe3a021175f354af5fa01d22657c20585
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2018-14361 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 104931 - Mutt and NeoMutt CVE-2018-14350 Stack Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Created: 07/18/2018 08:47 AM
Updated: 04/09/2023 03:17 PM
Changes: 07/18/2018 08:47 AM (74), 03/05/2020 07:12 PM (3), 04/09/2023 03:11 PM (5), 04/09/2023 03:17 PM (1)
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