Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : inn (MDVSA-2012:156)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A security issue was identified and fixed in ISC INN :

The STARTTLS implementation in INN's NNTP server for readers, nnrpd,
before 2.5.3 does not properly restrict I/O buffering, which allows
man-in-the-middle attackers to insert commands into encrypted sessions
by sending a cleartext command that is processed after TLS is in
place, related to a plaintext command injection attack, a similar
issue to CVE-2011-0411 (CVE-2012-3523).

The updated packages have been upgraded to inn 2.5.3 which is not
vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.isc.org/software/inn/2.5.3article

Solution :

Update the affected inews, inn and / or inn-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62404 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55146

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3523

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