Ubuntu 4.10 : postfix vulnerability (USN-74-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20696


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


This is an update to the recently published Ubuntu Security Notice USN-74-1, which fixed the delivery of arbitrary mail to any MX host which has an IPv6 address.

Unfortunately that upgrade revealed an error in the package upgrade system which caused package installation to fail. After the failed upgrade the Postfix server was not started again, thus no mail was delivered.

This new set of packages fixes the error encountered when upgrading.

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20696

File Name: ubuntu_USN-74-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postfix, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postfix-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postfix-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postfix-ldap, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postfix-mysql, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postfix-pcre, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postfix-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postfix-tls, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/04

Reference Information

USN: 74-2