Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : mutt vulnerability (USN-2147-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Beatrice Torracca and Evgeni Golov discovered a buffer overflow in
mutt while expanding addresses when parsing email headers. An attacker
could specially craft an email to cause mutt to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking mutt.

Solution :

Update the affected mutt and / or mutt-patched 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 : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73017 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66165

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0467