FreeBSD : fetchmail -- two vulnerabilities in NTLM authentication (83f9e943-e664-11e1-a66d-080027ef73ec)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 61539
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The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Matthias Andree reports :

With NTLM support enabled, fetchmail might mistake a server-side error message during NTLM protocol exchange for protocol data, leading to a SIGSEGV.

Also, with a carefully crafted NTLM challenge, a malicious server might cause fetchmail to read from a bad memory location, betraying confidential data. It is deemed hard, although not impossible, to steal other accounts' data.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61539

File Name: freebsd_pkg_83f9e943e66411e1a66d080027ef73ec.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 8/15/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 8/14/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/12/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3482