Fedora 17 : ssmtp-2.61-19.fc17 (2012-16163)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62779


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This version adds to sSMTP the ability to validate the TLS servers it connects to.

It also enables use of separate files for client key and certificate files.

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: Medium

ID: 62779

File Name: fedora_2012-16163.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/01

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ssmtp, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:17

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/15

Reference Information

BID: 55875

FEDORA: 2012-16163