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688755: CVE-2011-1429 mutt: SSL host name check may be skipped when verifying certificate chain

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mutt does not verify that the smtps server hostname matches the domain name of the subject of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof an SSL SMTP server via an arbitrary certificate, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-3766.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1429 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (mutt) RHSA-2011:0959 2011-07-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 mutt Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 mutt Not affected


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