FreeBSD : mutt-devel -- failure to check SMTP TLS server certificate (49314321-7fd4-11e1-9582-001b2134ef46)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Dave B reports on Full Disclosure :

It seems that mutt fails to check the validity of a SMTP servers
certificate during a TLS connection. [...] This means that an attacker
could potentially MITM a mutt user connecting to their SMTP server
even when the user has forced a TLS connection.

See also :

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2011/Mar/87
http://www.nessus.org/u?96bc077e

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58642 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1429

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