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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 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.

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 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