GLSA-201206-34 : msmtp: X.509 NULL spoofing vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59707


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201206-34 (msmtp: X.509 NULL spoofing vulnerability)

A vulnerability have been discovered in msmtp. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker might employ a specially crafted certificate to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on SSL connections made using msmtp.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All msmtp users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-mta/msmtp-1.4.19'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59707

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201206-34.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/06/26

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:msmtp, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3942

OSVDB: 59960

GLSA: 201206-34

CWE: 310