Mutt 1.2.5.1/1.3.25 RFC822 Address Parser privileges management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Mutt 1.2.5.1/1.3.25 (Mail Client Software). This issue affects an unknown code block of the component RFC822 Address Parser. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 01/01/2002. The weakness was shared 02/27/2002 by Joost Pol (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at redhat.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2002-0001. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 2 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 14933 (Debian DSA-096-2 : mutt - buffer overflow), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading to version 1.2.5.1 or 1.3.25 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 3774), X-Force (7759), Secunia (SA26419), Vulnerability Center (SBV-15854) and Tenable (14933). The entries 3244, 3243 and 3245 are related to this item.

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 14933
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-096-2 : mutt - buffer overflow
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OpenVAS ID: 53835
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 096-1 (mutt)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Mutt 1.2.5.1/1.3.25

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Advisory: redhat.com
Researcher: Joost Pol
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2002-0001 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 3774 - Mutt Address Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 26419
X-Force: 7759
Vulnerability Center: 15854 - Mutt < 1.2.5.1, 1.3-1.3.24 Remote Code Execution due to a Vulnerability in RFC822, High
OSVDB: 13399 - Mutt - Address Handling - Buffer Overflow Issue

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Created: 07/11/2014 01:38 PM
Updated: 07/23/2019 02:45 PM
Changes: (4) vulnerability_discoverydate countermeasure_date source_osvdb source_osvdb_title
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