FreeBSD : mutt-devel -- failure to check SMTP TLS server certificate (49314321-7fd4-11e1-9582-001b2134ef46)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58642


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


Dave B reports on Full Disclosure :

It seems that mutt fails to check the validity of a SMTP servers certificate during a TLS connection. [...] This means that an attacker could potentially MITM a mutt user connecting to their SMTP server even when the user has forced a TLS connection.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58642

File Name: freebsd_pkg_493143217fd411e19582001b2134ef46.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/04/09

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1429