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metamail format string bugs and buffer overflows


Ulf Härnhammar reported four bugs in metamail: two are format string bugs and two are buffer overflows. The bugs are in SaveSquirrelFile(), PrintHeader(), and ShareThisHeader().

These vulnerabilities could be triggered by a maliciously formatted email message if `metamail' or `splitmail' is used to process it, possibly resulting in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user reading mail.



portaudit: metamail format string bugs and buffer overflows

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Oliver Eikemeier <>