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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1667-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1667-1
Posted Dec 18, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1667-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-5468
MD5 | ace7080477a3a72720c1fa1f7fa92e14

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1667-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1667-1
December 17, 2012

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

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- bogofilter: a fast Bayesian spam filter

Details:

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 versions:

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

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1667-1
CVE-2012-5468

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bogofilter/1.2.1-0ubuntu1.2

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