USN-1667-1: bogofilter vulnerability
17 December 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
bogofilter could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially crafted email.
- bogofilter - a fast Bayesian spam filter
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.