Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 19.10 / 20.04 : Mutt vulnerabilities (USN-4401-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 137745
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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that Mutt incorrectly handled certain requests. An attacker could possibly use this issue to enable MITM attacks.
(CVE-2020-14093) It was discovered that Mutt incorrectly handled certain requests. An attacker could possibly use this issue to proceeds with a connection even if the user rejects an expired intermediate certificate. (CVE-2020-14154).

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Solution

Update the affected mutt package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4401-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 137745

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4401-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/23/2020

Updated: 9/17/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-14154

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.8

Temporal Score: 4.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:19.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mutt:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Debian/dpkg-l, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/22/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/15/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-14093, CVE-2020-14154

USN: 4401-1