USN-3719-3: Mutt vulnerabilities

28 September 2018

mutt vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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 vulnerabilities in Mutt. Unfortunately, the fixes were not correctly applied to the packaging for Mutt in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update corrects the oversight.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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 16.04 LTS
mutt - 1.5.24-1ubuntu0.2
mutt-patched - 1.5.24-1ubuntu0.2

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.

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