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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870615
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for mutt RHSA-2011:0959-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'mutt'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'mutt'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
Mutt is a text-mode mail user agent.

A flaw was found in the way Mutt verified SSL certificates. When a server
presented an SSL certificate chain, Mutt could ignore a server hostname
check failure. A remote attacker able to get a certificate from a trusted
Certificate Authority could use this flaw to trick Mutt into accepting a
certificate issued for a different hostname, and perform man-in-the-middle
attacks against Mutt's SSL connections. (CVE-2011-1429)

All Mutt users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to correct this issue. All running instances of Mutt must
be restarted for this update to take effect.

Affected Software/OS:
mutt on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
5.8

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

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1429
BugTraq ID: 46803
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/46803
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-June/061353.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-June/061356.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-June/061461.html
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2011/Mar/87
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0959.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/44937
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/8143
XForce ISS Database: mutt-smtptls-weak-security(66015)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/66015
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