GLSA-201401-24 : INN: Man-in-the-middle attack

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-24
(INN: Man-in-the-middle attack)

INN’s I/O buffering is not correctly restricted.

Impact :

A remote attacker could inject commands into encrypted NNTP sessions.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All INN users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-nntp/inn-2.5.3'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72079 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55146

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3523

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