openSUSE Security Update : getmail (openSUSE-SU-2014:1315-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78635


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


- getmail 4.46.0 [bnc#900217] This release fixes several similar vulnerabilities that could allow a man-in-the-middle attacker to read encrypted traffic due to pack of certificate verification against the hostname.

- fix --idle checking Python version incorrectly, resulting in incorrect warning about running with Python < 2.5

- add missing support for SSL certificate checking in POP3 which broke POP retrieval in v4.45.0 [CVE-2014-7275]

- includes changes from 4.45.0 :

- perform hostname-vs-certificate matching of SSL certificate if validating the certifcate [CVE-2014-7274]

- fix missing plaintext versions of documentation

- includes changes from 4.44.0 :

- add extended SSL options for IMAP retrievers, allowing certificate verification and other features [CVE-2014-7273]

- fix missing plaintext versions of documentation

- fix 'Header instance has no attribute 'strip'' error which cropped up in some configurations


Update the affected getmail package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78635

File Name: openSUSE-2014-598.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/23

Modified: 2014/10/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:getmail, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.3, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7273, CVE-2014-7274, CVE-2014-7275