Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : evolution-data-server vulnerability (USN-3724-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111375
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionJon Kristensen discovered that Evolution Data Server would automatically downgrade a connection to an IMAP server if the IMAP server did not support SSL. This would result in the user's password being unexpectedly sent in clear text, even though the user had requested to use SSL.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.