Hastymail2 cookie weak security

hastymail2-cookie-weak-security (64891) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Hastymail2 could provide weaker than expected security, caused by the failure to set the secure flag for the session cookie in an https session. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to capture session cookies.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Other

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Hastymail (RC 8 or later), available from the Hastymail Web site. See References.

References:

  • Hastymail Web site: Hastymail2 RC 8 released December 6, 2009 contains several security specific updates worth mentioning..
  • CVE-2009-5051: Hastymail2 before RC 8 does not set the secure flag for the session cookie in an https session, which makes it easier for remote attackers to capture this cookie by intercepting its transmission within an http session.
  • OSVDB ID: 70482: Hastymail2 HTTPS Session Cookie Secure Flag Weakness

Platforms Affected:

  • Hastymail Hastymail2 Beta1
  • Hastymail Hastymail2 Beta2
  • Hastymail Hastymail2 Beta3
  • Hastymail Hastymail2 rc1
  • Hastymail Hastymail2 rc7
  • Hastymail Hastymail2 rc3
  • Hastymail Hastymail2 rc4
  • Hastymail Hastymail2 rc5
  • Hastymail Hastymail2 rc6
  • Hastymail Hastymail2 rc2

Reported:

Dec 06, 2009

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