Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : courier vulnerability (USN-294-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A Denial of Service vulnerability has been found in the function for
encoding email addresses. Addresses containing a '=' before the '@'
character caused the Courier to hang in an endless loop, rendering the
service unusable.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27866 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2659