USN-3719-1: Mutt vulnerabilities

23 July 2018

mutt vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Mutt.

Software Description

  • mutt - text-based mailreader supporting MIME, GPG, PGP and threading

Details

It was discovered that Mutt incorrectly handled certain requests. An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-14350, CVE-2018-14352, CVE-2018-14354, CVE-2018-14359, CVE-2018-14358, CVE-2018-14353 ,CVE-2018-14357)

It was discovered that Mutt incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this to access or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-14355, CVE-2018-14356, CVE-2018-14351, CVE-2018-14362, CVE-2018-14349)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
mutt - 1.9.4-3ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
mutt - 1.5.24-1ubuntu0.1
mutt-patched - 1.5.24-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
mutt - 1.5.21-6.4ubuntu2.2
mutt-patched - 1.5.21-6.4ubuntu2.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to restart mutt to make all the necessary changes.

References