Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in
bogofilter. The quoted-printable decoder handled certain Base-64
encoded strings in an invalid way which caused a buffer overflow and
an immediate program abort.
The exact impact depends on the way bogofilter is integrated into the
system. In common setups, the mail that contains such malformed
headers is deferred by the mail delivery agent and remains in the
queue, where it will eventually bounce back to the sender.
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.
Update the affected bogofilter package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0