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Bug 241191 - (CVE-2007-1558) CVE-2007-1558 fetchmail/mutt/evolution/...: APOP password disclosure vulnerability
CVE-2007-1558 fetchmail/mutt/evolution/...: APOP password disclosure vulnerab...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 235289 238565 241194 241196 241197 241198 241199 241200 241201 241202 505085 505086 505087 505088 838048
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Reported: 2007-05-24 08:19 EDT by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2016-03-01 04:28 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-05-08 13:49:31 EDT
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Local copy of Gaëtan Leurent's paper (257.87 KB, application/pdf)
2009-06-10 04:50 EDT, Tomas Hoger
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2007-05-24 08:19:38 EDT
"A flaw was found in the way fetchmail processed certain APOP authentication
requests. By sending certain responses when fetchmail attempted to authenticate
against an APOP server, a remote attacker could potentially acquire certain
portions of a user's authentication credentials. (CVE-2007-1558)
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2007-05-24 08:33:15 EDT
Also mutt, See
Comment 4 Tomas Hoger 2009-06-10 04:50:43 EDT
Created attachment 347172 [details]
Local copy of Gaëtan Leurent's paper

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Comment 6 Tomas Hoger 2009-06-10 05:07:24 EDT
This issue was also addressed in ruby's pop module in ruby versions 1.8.7-p160 and 1.8.6-p368:

Upstream ruby patch:
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2009-07-02 13:03:42 EDT
This issue has been addressed in ruby packages in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2009:1140

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