DescriptionMutt before 1.5.20 patch 7 allows an attacker to cause a denial of service via a series of requests to mutt temporary files.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs311296

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
mutt (PTS)buster1.10.1-2.1+deb10u6fixed
buster (security)1.10.1-2.1+deb10u7fixed
bullseye (security), bullseye2.0.5-4.1+deb11u3fixed
bookworm (security)2.2.9-1+deb12u1fixed
trixie, sid2.2.12-0.1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[sarge] - mutt <no-dsa> (Minor annoyance, not a real DoS)
An "attacker" could achieve the same by simply filling up /tmp

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