Gentoo: pine address buffer overflow vulnerability

    Date02 Dec 2002
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    While parsing and escaping characters of eMail addresses pine does not allocate enough memory for storing the escaped mailbox part of an address.
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    PACKAGE : pine
    SUMMARY : remote DOS
    DATE    : 2002-12-02 13:12 UTC
    EXPLOIT : remote
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    An attacker can send a fully legal email message with a crafted
    From-header and thus forcing pine to core dump on startup.
    The only way to launch pine is manually removing the bad message
    either directly from the spool, or from another MUA. Until the
    message has been removed or edited there is no way of accessing
    the INBOX using pine.
    Read the full advisory at
    It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
    net-mail/pine-4.44-r5 and earlier update their systems as follows:
    emerge rsync
    emerge pine
    emerge clean
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