USN-845-1: Pan vulnerability

8 October 2009

pan vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Software Description

  • pan

Details

Pavel Polischouk discovered that Pan incorrectly handled certain data structures. If a user were tricked into viewing malicious nntp data, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
pan - 0.132-2ubuntu2.1

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

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

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