Ubuntu Security Notice USN-845-1 October 08, 2009========================================================== pan vulnerability CVE-2008-2363 ========================================================== A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions:
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: pan 0.132-2ubuntu2.1
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.
Pavel Polischouk discovered that Pan incorrectly handled certain data structures. If a user were tricked into viewing malicious nntp data, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.