Upstream information

CVE-2020-16118 at MITRE


In GNOME Balsa before 2.6.0, a malicious server operator or man in the middle can trigger a NULL pointer dereference and client crash by sending a PREAUTH response to imap_mbox_connect in libbalsa/imap/imap-handle.c.

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
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.5 5.3
Attack Vector Network Network
Attack Complexity Low Low
Privileges Required None None
User Interaction None None
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact None None
Integrity Impact None None
Availability Impact High Low
CVSSv3 Version 3.1 3.1
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1174711 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Package Hub 15 SP1
  • balsa >= 2.5.5-bp151.4.3.1
  • balsa-lang >= 2.5.5-bp151.4.3.1
openSUSE Leap 15.1
  • balsa >= 2.5.5-lp151.3.3.1
  • balsa-lang >= 2.5.5-lp151.3.3.1

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Thu Jul 30 00:03:40 2020
CVE page last modified: Thu Dec 7 13:28:31 2023