Debian Security Advisory DSA 3091-1 (getmail4 - security update)

Published: 2014-12-06 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Affected Versions:
getmail4 on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 4.46.0-1~deb7u1. For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 4.46.0-1. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 4.46.0-1. We recommend that you upgrade your getmail4 Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in getmail4, a mail retriever with support for POP3, IMAP4 and SDPS, that could allow man-in-the-middle attacks. CVE-2014-7273 The IMAP-over-SSL implementation in getmail 4.0.0 through 4.43.0 does not verify X.509 certificates from SSL servers, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof IMAP servers and obtain sensitive information via a crafted certificate. CVE-2014-7274 The IMAP-over-SSL implementation in getmail 4.44.0 does not verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of the X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof IMAP servers and obtain sensitive information via a crafted certificate from a recognized Certification Authority. CVE-2014-7275 The POP3-over-SSL implementation in getmail 4.0.0 through 4.44.0 does not verify X.509 certificates from SSL servers, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof POP3 servers and obtain sensitive information via a crafted certificate.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-7273
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-7274
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-7275

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3091.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.8
Published
2014-12-06
Modified
2021-11-24
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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