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

critical 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.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3719-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 111268

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3719-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/24/2018

Updated: 9/17/2020

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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: 7/23/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/17/2018

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