Scientific Linux Security Update : mutt on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61085
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMutt is a text-mode mail user agent.
A flaw was found in the way Mutt verified SSL certificates. When a server presented an SSL certificate chain, Mutt could ignore a server hostname check failure. A remote attacker able to get a certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority could use this flaw to trick Mutt into accepting a certificate issued for a different hostname, and perform man-in-the-middle attacks against Mutt's SSL connections.
All Mutt users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. All running instances of Mutt must be restarted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected mutt and / or mutt-debuginfo packages.