USN-3719-1: Mutt vulnerabilities

23 July 2018

Several security issues were fixed in Mutt.

Releases

Packages

  • mutt - text-based mailreader supporting MIME, GPG, PGP and threading

Details

It was discovered that Mutt incorrectly handled certain requests.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-14350, CVE-2018-14352, CVE-2018-14354, CVE-2018-14359,
CVE-2018-14358, CVE-2018-14353 ,CVE-2018-14357)

It was discovered that Mutt incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this to access or expose sensitive
information. (CVE-2018-14355, CVE-2018-14356, CVE-2018-14351,
CVE-2018-14362, CVE-2018-14349)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

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