Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : bogofilter vulnerability (USN-980-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49065


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


Julius Plenz discovered that bogofilter incorrectly handled certain malformed encodings. By sending a specially crafted email, a remote attacker could exploit this and cause bogofilter to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49065

File Name: ubuntu_USN-980-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/09/01

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bogofilter, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bogofilter-bdb, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bogofilter-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bogofilter-sqlite, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2494

BID: 41339

USN: 980-1