Public Date:
1498867: CVE-2017-15042 golang: smtp.PlainAuth susceptible to man-in-the-middle password harvesting
It was found that smtp.PlainAuth authentication scheme in Go did not verify the TLS requirement properly. A remote man-in-the-middle attacker could potentially use this flaw to sniff SMTP credentials sent by a Go application.

Find out more about CVE-2017-15042 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 5.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (golang) RHSA-2018:0878 2018-04-10
Red Hat Developer Tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7) (go-toolset-7) RHSA-2017:3463 2017-12-14

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat OpenStack Platform Operational Tools 9 golang Will not fix
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 3 golang Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 8.0 Operational Tools for RHEL 7 golang Will not fix
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