SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Mutt incorrectly handled certain requests. An attacker could possibly use this issue to enable MITM attacks.
This update also address a regression caused in the last update USN-4401-1. It only affected Ubuntu 12.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 19.10.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected mutt package.