GLSA-202101-32 : Mutt, NeoMutt: Information disclosure

medium Nessus Plugin ID 145489
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-202101-32 (Mutt, NeoMutt: Information disclosure)

A weakness in TLS handshake handling was found which may allow information disclosure.
Impact :

A remote attacker may be able to cause information disclosure.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Mutt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/mutt-2.0.2' All NeoMutt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/neomutt-20201120'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 145489

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-202101-32.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 1/27/2021

Updated: 1/29/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 1.9

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mutt, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:neomutt, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/26/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/23/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-28896

GLSA: 202101-32