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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2020-28896: Mutt, NeoMutt: Information disclosure

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2020-28896: Mutt, NeoMutt: Information disclosure

Severity
3
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
11/23/2020
Created
01/28/2021
Added
01/27/2021
Modified
01/27/2021

Description

Mutt before 2.0.2 and NeoMutt before 2020-11-20 did not ensure that $ssl_force_tls was processed if an IMAP server's initial server response was invalid. The connection was not properly closed, and the code could continue attempting to authenticate. This could result in authentication credentials being exposed on an unencrypted connection, or to a machine-in-the-middle.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-mail-client-mutt
  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-mail-client-neomutt

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