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Multiple Roundcube Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu

Rohan Timalsina

July 8, 2024 - TuxCare expert team

If you use Ubuntu server and rely on Roundcube for your webmail, it’s time to update! Recent security vulnerabilities discovered in Roundcube could allow attackers to inject malicious code and potentially crash your system. Canonical has released security updates to address these issues in various Ubuntu releases, including Ubuntu 23.10, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 ESM, and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

 

What are Roundcube Vulnerabilities?

 

Roundcube vulnerabilities refer to security flaws within the software that can be exploited by attackers to compromise the system. These vulnerabilities can lead to the software crashing or running unauthorized programs if it receives specially crafted input. Given the pervasive use of Roundcube in managing email communications, these vulnerabilities pose a considerable risk to user data and system integrity.

Here are the detailed descriptions of the vulnerabilities that have been identified and fixed:

 

CVE-2023-5631

It was found that Roundcube incorrectly handled certain SVG images. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to load arbitrary JavaScript code.

Affected Versions: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 23.10

 

CVE-2023-47272

This vulnerability involves the incorrect handling of certain headers. It could also allow remote attackers to load arbitrary JavaScript code.

Affected Versions: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 23.10

 

CVE-2024-37383

Another Roundcube vulnerability was identified related to the incorrect handling of certain SVG images. This could allow remote attackers to load arbitrary JavaScript code.

Affected Versions: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 23.10

 

CVE-2024-37384

This vulnerability involves the incorrect handling of certain fields in user preferences. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to load arbitrary JavaScript code.

Affected Versions: All mentioned Ubuntu releases above

 

 

 

Ubuntu Security Updates for Roundcube Vulnerabilities

 

In response to these security issues, Canonical has released updates to address these vulnerabilities across various Ubuntu releases. These updates are critical in ensuring the continued security and functionality of Roundcube on systems running these versions of Ubuntu. To safeguard your Ubuntu systems, it is imperative to upgrade your Roundcube installation to the latest version provided by Canonical for your respective Ubuntu release. Regular updates ensure that your system remains protected against newly discovered threats and maintains optimal performance.

 

Conclusion

 

The discovery of these Roundcube vulnerabilities highlights the importance of regular software updates and vigilance in maintaining system security. By keeping your software up-to-date, you minimize the risk of exploitation and ensure a secure and reliable email communication platform.

For end-of-life Ubuntu systems, including Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 18.04, you can utilize TuxCare’s Extended Lifecycle Support to continue receiving security updates for up to an additional five years after the EOL date. TuxCare provides patches for the Linux kernel, glibc, OpenSSL, OpenSSH, Python, Apache, PHP, and various other packages.

 

Source: USN-6848-1

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Multiple Roundcube Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu
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Protect your Ubuntu server from Roundcube vulnerabilities. Learn about the recent security flaws and how to address them.
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