USN-980-1: bogofilter vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-980-1

31st 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 version:

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.