Ubuntu 5.10 : bogofilter vulnerability (USN-240-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

A buffer overflow was found in bogofilter's character set conversion
handling. Certain invalid UTF-8 character sequences caused an invalid
memory access. By sending a specially crafted email, a remote attacker
could exploit this to crash bogofilter or possibly even execute
arbitrary code with bogofilter's privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected bogofilter, bogofilter-bdb and / or
bogofilter-common packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20787 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4591