Fedora Extras : ssmtp-2.61-11fc[5,6,devel]

High Nessus Plugin ID 62282


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


Ben XO discovered that during the AUTH LOGIN phase, ssmtp <= 2.61-10 leaks (in BASE64 encoded form) the password used. Details are available at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=369542

Fedora Extras versions earlier then the version mentioned above are vulnerable to this problem, upgrade to fix this vulnerability.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected ssmtp package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62282

File Name: fedora_extras_ssmtp_2006-001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/09/24

Modified: 2015/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ssmtp, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:5, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/09