openSUSE Security Update : getmail (openSUSE-SU-2014:1315-1)

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

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

- getmail 4.46.0 [bnc#900217] This release fixes several
similar vulnerabilities that could allow a
man-in-the-middle attacker to read encrypted traffic due
to pack of certificate verification against the

- fix --idle checking Python version incorrectly,
resulting in incorrect warning about running with Python
< 2.5

- add missing support for SSL certificate checking in POP3
which broke POP retrieval in v4.45.0 [CVE-2014-7275]

- includes changes from 4.45.0 :

- perform hostname-vs-certificate matching of SSL
certificate if validating the certifcate [CVE-2014-7274]

- fix missing plaintext versions of documentation

- includes changes from 4.44.0 :

- add extended SSL options for IMAP retrievers, allowing
certificate verification and other features

- fix missing plaintext versions of documentation

- fix 'Header instance has no attribute 'strip'' error
which cropped up in some configurations

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected getmail package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78635 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-7273

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