Ubuntu: 2147-1: Mutt vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu The mutt mail client could be made to crash or run programs as yourlogin if it opened a specially crafted email.
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2147-1
March 13, 2014

mutt vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


The mutt mail client could be made to crash or run programs as your
login if it opened a specially crafted email.

Software Description:
- mutt: text-based mailreader supporting MIME, GPG, PGP and threading


Beatrice Torracca and Evgeni Golov discovered a buffer overflow
in mutt while expanding addresses when parsing email headers. An
attacker could specially craft an email to cause mutt to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user invoking mutt.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 13.10:
  mutt                            1.5.21-6.4ubuntu1.1
  mutt-patched                    1.5.21-6.4ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.10:
  mutt                            1.5.21-6ubuntu0.1
  mutt-patched                    1.5.21-6ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  mutt                            1.5.21-5ubuntu2.1
  mutt-patched                    1.5.21-5ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  mutt                            1.5.20-7ubuntu1.2
  mutt-patched                    1.5.20-7ubuntu1.2

After a standard system update you need to restart mutt to make
all the necessary changes.


Package Information: