Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : mutt vulnerabilities (USN-3719-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 111268

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Mutt incorrectly handled certain requests. An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-14350, CVE-2018-14352, CVE-2018-14354, CVE-2018-14359, CVE-2018-14358, CVE-2018-14353 ,CVE-2018-14357)

It was discovered that Mutt incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this to access or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-14355, CVE-2018-14356, CVE-2018-14351, CVE-2018-14362, CVE-2018-14349).

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.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111268

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3719-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/24

Modified: 2018/07/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mutt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mutt-patched, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14349, CVE-2018-14350, CVE-2018-14351, CVE-2018-14352, CVE-2018-14353, CVE-2018-14354, CVE-2018-14355, CVE-2018-14356, CVE-2018-14357, CVE-2018-14358, CVE-2018-14359, CVE-2018-14362

USN: 3719-1