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claws-mail -- POP3 Format String Vulnerability

Affected packages
claws-mail < 2.10.0_3
sylpheed-claws < 2.10.0_3
sylpheed2 < 2.4.4_1


VuXML ID d9867f50-54d0-11dc-b80b-0016179b2dd5
Discovery 2007-08-24
Entry 2007-08-27
Modified 2010-05-12

A Secunia Advisory reports:

A format string error in the "inc_put_error()" function in src/inc.c when displaying a POP3 server's error response can be exploited via specially crafted POP3 server replies containing format specifiers.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code, but requires that the user is tricked into connecting to a malicious POP3 server.


CVE Name CVE-2007-2958