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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20787 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4591

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