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Buffer overflows and format string bugs in Emil


Ulf Härnhammar reports multiple buffer overflows in Emil, some of which are triggered during the parsing of attachment filenames. In addition, some format string bugs are present in the error reporting code.

Depending upon local configuration, these vulnerabilities may be exploited using specially crafted messages in order to execute arbitrary code running with the privileges of the user invoking Emil.



portaudit: Buffer overflows and format string bugs in Emil

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