[USN-3719-1] Mutt vulnerabilities

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon Jul 23 15:07:15 UTC 2018

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3719-1
July 23, 2018

mutt vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Mutt.

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


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 LTS:
  mutt                            1.9.4-3ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  mutt                            1.5.24-1ubuntu0.1
  mutt-patched                    1.5.24-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  mutt                            1.5.21-6.4ubuntu2.2
  mutt-patched                    1.5.21-6.4ubuntu2.2

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

  CVE-2018-14349, CVE-2018-14350, CVE-2018-14351, CVE-2018-14352,
  CVE-2018-14353, CVE-2018-14354, CVE-2018-14355, CVE-2018-14356,
  CVE-2018-14357, CVE-2018-14358, CVE-2018-14359, CVE-2018-14362

Package Information:
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