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USN-4160-1: UW IMAP vulnerability

21 October 2019

UW IMAP could be made to execute programs if it received specially crafted input.



  • uw-imap - c-client library for mail protocols - library files


It was discovered that UW IMAP incorrectly handled inputs. A remote attacker
could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary OS commands.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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