Ubuntu 4403-1: Mutt vulnerability and regression

    Date 24 Jun 2020
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Mutt could be made to enable MITM attacks if it received a specially crafted request.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4403-1
    June 24, 2020
    
    mutt vulnerability and regression
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 19.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
    
    Summary:
    
    Mutt could be made to enable MITM attacks if it received a specially crafted
    request.
    
    Software Description:
    - mutt: text-based mailreader supporting MIME, GPG, PGP and threading
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Mutt incorrectly handled certain requests.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to enable MITM attacks.
    (CVE-2020-14954)
    
    This update also address a regression caused in the last update USN-4401-1.
    It only affected Ubuntu 12.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 19.10.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
      mutt                            1.13.2-1ubuntu0.2
    
    Ubuntu 19.10:
      mutt                            1.10.1-2.1ubuntu0.2
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      mutt                            1.9.4-3ubuntu0.3
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      mutt                            1.5.24-1ubuntu0.4
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
      mutt                            1.5.21-5ubuntu2.5
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart mutt to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4403-1
      CVE-2020-14954, https://launchpad.net/bugs/1884588
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mutt/1.13.2-1ubuntu0.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mutt/1.10.1-2.1ubuntu0.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mutt/1.9.4-3ubuntu0.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mutt/1.5.24-1ubuntu0.4
    

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