Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : courier vulnerability (USN-294-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 27866
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA Denial of Service vulnerability has been found in the function for encoding email addresses. Addresses containing a '=' before the '@' character caused the Courier to hang in an endless loop, rendering the service unusable.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.