Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : Mutt vulnerabilities (USN-3719-3)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 117825
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Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3719-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Mutt. Unfortunately, the fixes were not correctly applied to the packaging for Mutt in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update corrects the oversight.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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/3719-3/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 117825

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3719-3.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/28/2018

Updated: 9/17/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

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:16.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/28/2018

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: 3719-3