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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mutt Vendors:   Mutt.org
Mutt Does Non Properly Validate SMTP and IMAP Server TLS Certificates
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025807
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025807
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-1429   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 20 2011
Impact:   Modification of authentication information, Modification of system information
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mutt. A remote user can conduct man-in-the-middle spoofing attacks.

The software does not validate a remote SMTP or IMAP server's TLS certificate. A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack can spoof a server to access the target user's TLS session.

Dave B reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can conduct man-in-the-middle spoofing attacks.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.mutt.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 20 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mutt Does Non Properly Validate SMTP and IMAP Server TLS Certificates
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.



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