Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : mutt vulnerability (USN-2440-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Jakub Wilk discovered that the write_one_header function in mutt did
not properly handle newline characters at the beginning of a header.
An attacker could specially craft an email to cause mutt to crash,
resulting in a denial of service.

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 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: 80027 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71334

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9116

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