Debian DSA-4277-1 : mutt - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 111986

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Mutt, a text-based mailreader supporting MIME, GPG, PGP and threading, potentially leading to code execution, denial of service or information disclosure when connecting to a malicious mail/NNTP server.

Solution

Upgrade the mutt packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.2-1+deb9u1.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=904051

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/mutt

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/mutt

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4277

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 111986

File Name: debian_DSA-4277.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/20/2018

Updated: 11/13/2018

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, 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:debian:debian_linux:mutt, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 8/17/2018

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-2018-14360, CVE-2018-14361, CVE-2018-14362, CVE-2018-14363

DSA: 4277