Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : bogofilter vulnerability (USN-980-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Julius Plenz discovered that bogofilter incorrectly handled certain
malformed encodings. By sending a specially crafted email, a remote
attacker could exploit this and cause bogofilter to crash, resulting
in a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49065 ()

Bugtraq ID: 41339

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2494