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FreeBSD: VID-DC132C91-2B71-11EB-8CFD-4437E6AD11C4 (CVE-2020-28896): mutt -- authentication credentials being sent over an unencrypted connection

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FreeBSD: VID-DC132C91-2B71-11EB-8CFD-4437E6AD11C4 (CVE-2020-28896): mutt -- authentication credentials being sent over an unencrypted connection

Severity
3
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
11/20/2020
Created
11/24/2020
Added
11/22/2020
Modified
12/16/2020

Description

Details for this vulnerability have not been published by NIST at this point. Descriptions from software vendor advisories for this issue are provided below.

From VID-DC132C91-2B71-11EB-8CFD-4437E6AD11C4:

Kevin J. McCarthy reports:

Mutt had incorrect error handling when initially connecting to an IMAP

server, which could result in an attempt to authenticate without enabling TLS.

Solution(s)

  • freebsd-upgrade-package-mutt

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