Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : mutt (MDVSA-2012:048)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in mutt :

Mutt does not verify that the smtps server hostname matches the domain
name of the subject of an X.509 certificate, which allows
man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof an SSL SMTP server via an
arbitrary certificate, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-3766
(CVE-2011-1429).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected mutt, mutt-doc and / or mutt-utf8 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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58575 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46803

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1429

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