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sylpheed -- MIME-encoded file name buffer overflow vulnerability

Affected packages
sylpheed < 1.0.4
sylpheed-claws < 1.0.4
sylpheed-gtk2 < 1.0.4


VuXML ID b1e8c810-01d0-11da-bc08-0001020eed82
Discovery 2005-03-29
Entry 2005-07-31

Sylpheed is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when displaying emails with attachments that have MIME-encoded file names. This could be used by a remote attacker to crash sylpheed potentially allowing execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running sylpheed.


Bugtraq ID 12934
CVE Name CVE-2005-0926