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CVE-2007-1558

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2007-04-02
Bugzilla:
241191: CVE-2007-1558 fetchmail/mutt/evolution/...: APOP password disclosure vulnerability

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The APOP protocol allows remote attackers to guess the first 3 characters of a password via man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks that use crafted message IDs and MD5 collisions. NOTE: this design-level issue potentially affects all products that use APOP, including (1) Thunderbird 1.x before 1.5.0.12 and 2.x before 2.0.0.4, (2) Evolution, (3) mutt, (4) fetchmail before 6.3.8, (5) SeaMonkey 1.0.x before 1.0.9 and 1.1.x before 1.1.2, (6) Balsa 2.3.16 and earlier, (7) Mailfilter before 0.8.2, and possibly other products.

Find out more about CVE-2007-1558 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 2.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (ruby) RHSA-2009:1140 2009-07-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2007:0402 2007-05-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (fetchmail) RHSA-2007:0385 2007-06-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (mutt) RHSA-2007:0386 2007-06-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (evolution) RHSA-2007:0353 2007-05-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (evolution-data-server) RHSA-2007:0344 2007-05-30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2007:0402 2007-05-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2007:0401 2007-05-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (mutt) RHSA-2007:0386 2007-06-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2007:0401 2007-05-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2007:0402 2007-05-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (fetchmail) RHSA-2007:0385 2007-06-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (fetchmail) RHSA-2007:0385 2007-06-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2007:0401 2007-05-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (ruby) RHSA-2009:1140 2009-07-02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (evolution) RHSA-2007:0353 2007-05-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (fetchmail) RHSA-2007:0385 2007-06-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (mutt) RHSA-2007:0386 2007-06-04

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 devhelp 0.10-0.8.el4 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 seamonkey 1.0.9-2.el4 Fixed