Mail Notification WITH_SSL information disclosure

mail-withssl-information-disclosure (34814) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Mail Notification could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. If Mail Notification is compiled with a "WITH_SSL" setting of 0, the account is configured with SSL/TLS and uses unencrypted connections. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to disclose the password and obtain sensitive information.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 3.5
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 2.8
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Mail Notification (4.1 or later), available from the nongnu.org Web site. See References.

References:

  • Debian Bug report logs - #428157: mail-notification: Silently falls back to unencrypted connection: password sent in cleartext.
  • CVE-2007-3209: Mail Notification 4.0, when WITH_SSL is set to 0 at compile time, uses unencrypted connections for accounts configured with SSL/TLS, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by sniffing the network.
  • OSVDB ID: 37205: Mail Notification WITH_SSL Cleartext Password Disclosure
  • SA25600: Mail Notification "WITH_SSL" Plaintext Password Security Issue

Platforms Affected:

  • Free Software Foundation Mail Notification 4.0 and prior

Reported:

Jun 09, 2007

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