USN-1667-1: bogofilter vulnerability

17 December 2012

bogofilter vulnerability

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.

Software Description

  • 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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
bogofilter-bdb - 1.2.1-0ubuntu1.2
bogofilter-sqlite - 1.2.1-0ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.