FreeBSD : mutt -- authentication credentials being sent over an unencrypted connection (dc132c91-2b71-11eb-8cfd-4437e6ad11c4)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 143172

New! Vulnerability Priority Rating (VPR)

Tenable calculates a dynamic VPR for every vulnerability. VPR combines vulnerability information with threat intelligence and machine learning algorithms to predict which vulnerabilities are most likely to be exploited in attacks. Read more about what VPR is and how it's different from CVSS.

VPR Score: 3.6


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Kevin J. McCarthy reports :

Mutt had incorrect error handling when initially connecting to an IMAP server, which could result in an attempt to authenticate without enabling TLS.


Update the affected package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 143172

File Name: freebsd_pkg_dc132c912b7111eb8cfd4437e6ad11c4.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 2020/11/23

Updated: 2020/12/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-28896

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 1.9

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mutt, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/11/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/11/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-28896