Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : mutt vulnerability (USN-1221-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that mutt incorrectly verified the hostname in an
SSL certificate. An attacker could trick mutt into trusting a rogue
SMTPS, IMAPS, or POP3S server's certificate, which was signed by a
trusted certificate authority, to perform a man-in-the-middle attack.

Solution :

Update the affected mutt and / or mutt-patched packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56346 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46803

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1429