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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN240-1 : bogofilter vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
bogofilter vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- bogofilter
- bogofilter-bdb
- bogofilter-common


Description :

A buffer overflow was found in bogofilter's character set conversion
handling. Certain invalid UTF-8 character sequences caused an invalid
memory access. By sending a specially crafted email, a remote attacker
could exploit this to crash bogofilter or possibly even execute
arbitrary code with bogofilter's rights.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- bogofilter-0.95.2-1ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- bogofilter-bdb-0.95.2-1ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- bogofilter-common-0.95.2-1ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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