USN-3719-2: Mutt vulnerabilities

23 July 2018

mutt vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Mutt.

Software Description

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

Details

USN-3719-1 fixed a vulnerability in Mutt. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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 12.04 ESM
mutt - 1.5.21-5ubuntu2.3
mutt-patched - 1.5.21-5ubuntu2.3

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.

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