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

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

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing 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.

Solution :

Update the affected mutt package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27882 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3242