Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : mutt vulnerability (USN-307-1)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

TAKAHASHI Tamotsu discovered that mutt's IMAP backend did not
sufficiently check the validity of namespace strings. If an user
connects to a malicious IMAP server, that server could exploit this to
crash mutt or even execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
mutt user.

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 mutt package.

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: 27882 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3242