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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-1429

Original release date: 03/16/2011
Last revised: 09/21/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Mutt does not verify that the smtps server hostname matches the domain name of the subject of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof an SSL SMTP server via an arbitrary certificate, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-3766.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: XF
Name: mutt-smtptls-weak-security(66015)
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20110308 Mutt: failure to check server certificate in SMTP TLS connection
Type: Patch Information
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-7756
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 44937
External Source: BID
Name: 46803
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-7739
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2011-7751
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:0959
External Source: SREASON
Name: 8143

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