USN-980-1: bogofilter vulnerability

31 August 2010

bogofilter vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS


Software Description

  • bogofilter


Julius Plenz discovered that bogofilter incorrectly handled certain malformed encodings. By sending a specially crafted email, a remote attacker could exploit this and cause bogofilter to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
bogofilter-bdb - 1.2.1-0ubuntu1.1
bogofilter-sqlite - 1.2.1-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 9.10
bogofilter-bdb - 1.2.0-3ubuntu1.1
bogofilter-sqlite - 1.2.0-3ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 9.04
bogofilter-bdb - 1.1.7-1ubuntu1.1
bogofilter-sqlite - 1.1.7-1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
bogofilter-bdb - 1.1.5-2ubuntu5.1
bogofilter-sqlite - 1.1.5-2ubuntu5.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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