USN-1667-1: bogofilter vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1667-1

17th December, 2012

bogofilter vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


bogofilter could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially crafted email.

Software description

  • bogofilter - a fast Bayesian spam filter


Julius Plenz discovered that bogofilter incorrectly handled certain
invalid base64 code. By sending a specially crafted email, a remote
attacker could exploit this and cause bogofilter to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
bogofilter-bdb 1.2.1-0ubuntu1.2
bogofilter-sqlite 1.2.1-0ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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