Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2004050
RHSA-2004:050: mutt security update (Important)  

Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent.
A bug was found in the index menu code in versions of mutt. A remote attacker could send a carefully crafted mail message that can cause mutt to segfault and possibly execute arbitrary code as the victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CAN-2004-0078 to this issue.
It is recommended that all mutt users upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported security patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.
Red Hat would like to thank Niels Heinen for reporting this issue.
Note: mutt- in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 is not vulnerable to this issue.
Create Date: 2004-02-11 Last Update Date: 2004-02-11

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Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3



The patch should be installed
IF : All of the following are true
IF : mutt is signed with Red Hat master key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:2004050003. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : mutt is earlier than 5:1.4.1-3.4
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:2004050002. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:2003315001. Please see help for possible reasons

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