Scientific Linux Security Update : mutt on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent.

A flaw was found in the way Mutt verified SSL certificates. When a
server presented an SSL certificate chain, Mutt could ignore a server
hostname check failure. A remote attacker able to get a certificate
from a trusted Certificate Authority could use this flaw to trick Mutt
into accepting a certificate issued for a different hostname, and
perform man-in-the-middle attacks against Mutt's SSL connections.
(CVE-2011-1429)

All Mutt users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
a backported patch to correct this issue. All running instances of
Mutt must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?eda5e80d

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61085 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1429