Oracle Solaris Third-Party Patch Update : fetchmail (multiple_vulnerabilities_in_fetchmail) (BEAST)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80605


The remote Solaris system is missing a security patch for third-party software.


The remote Solaris system is missing necessary patches to address security updates :

- The SSL protocol, as used in certain configurations in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and other products, encrypts data by using CBC mode with chained initialization vectors, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to obtain plaintext HTTP headers via a blockwise chosen-boundary attack (BCBA) on an HTTPS session, in conjunction with JavaScript code that uses (1) the HTML5 WebSocket API, (2) the Java URLConnection API, or (3) the Silverlight WebClient API, aka a 'BEAST' attack. (CVE-2011-3389)

- Fetchmail 5.0.8 through 6.3.21, when using NTLM authentication in debug mode, allows remote NTLM servers to (1) cause a denial of service (crash and delayed delivery of inbound mail) via a crafted NTLM response that triggers an out-of-bounds read in the base64 decoder, or (2) obtain sensitive information from memory via an NTLM Type 2 message with a crafted Target Name structure, which triggers an out-of-bounds read.


Upgrade to Solaris 11/11 SRU 12.4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80605

File Name: solaris11_fetchmail_20121016.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/01/19

Modified: 2015/10/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:solaris:11.0, p-cpe:/a:oracle:solaris:fetchmail

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Solaris11/release, Host/Solaris11/pkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3389, CVE-2012-3482