Ubuntu 4403-1: Mutt vulnerability and regression

    Date 24 Jun 2020
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Mutt could be made to enable MITM attacks if it received a specially crafted request.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4403-1
    June 24, 2020
    mutt vulnerability and regression
    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
    Mutt could be made to enable MITM attacks if it received a specially crafted
    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 issue to enable MITM attacks.
    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.
      CVE-2020-14954, https://launchpad.net/bugs/1884588
    Package Information:

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