Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : bogofilter vulnerability (USN-1667-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63287


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


Julius 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.


Update the affected bogofilter-bdb and / or bogofilter-sqlite packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63287

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1667-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/12/18

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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: 2012/12/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5468

BID: 56804

OSVDB: 88271

USN: 1667-1