Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : bogofilter vulnerability (USN-1667-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 63287
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionJulius Plenz discovered that bogofilter incorrectly handled certain invalid base64 code. By sending a specially crafted email, a remote attacker could exploit this and cause bogofilter to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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 bogofilter-bdb and / or bogofilter-sqlite packages.