Upstream information

CVE-2011-1429 at MITRE

Description

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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5.8
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

Note from the SUSE Security Team

This vulnerability only affects mutt if built against gnutls. SUSE builds mutt against openssl which does not have this problem. SUSE Linux Enterprise is not affected by this problem.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 700648 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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