[USN-3719-2] Mutt vulnerabilities

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon Jul 23 15:52:18 UTC 2018

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3719-2
July 23, 2018

mutt vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


Several security issues were fixed in Mutt.

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


USN-3719-1 fixed a vulnerability in Mutt. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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 12.04 ESM:
  mutt                            1.5.21-5ubuntu2.3
  mutt-patched                    1.5.21-5ubuntu2.3

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
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