Bug 1995180 (CVE-2021-38373) - CVE-2021-38373 kmail: STARTTLS is ignored when "Server requires authentication" not checked in UI
Summary: CVE-2021-38373 kmail: STARTTLS is ignored when "Server requires authenticatio...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2021-38373
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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medium
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1995181 1999643
Blocks: 1995182
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2021-08-18 15:14 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2021-08-31 19:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2021-08-31 13:41:45 UTC


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Description Pedro Sampaio 2021-08-18 15:14:21 UTC
The STARTTLS option of SMTP is ignored, when "Server requires authentication" is not checked. In this case kmail will send any mail in cleartext.

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https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=423423

Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2021-08-18 15:14:34 UTC
Created kmail tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1995181]

Comment 2 devthomp 2021-08-24 01:27:42 UTC
I'll do some more digging but according to the manifest kdepim has been removed from RHEL (since 2019-09-10).

Comment 4 devthomp 2021-08-31 13:41:45 UTC
kmail is susceptible to a confidentially leak if "Server requires authentication" not checked in UI.
The issue in a nutshell is this could lead to information not being encrypted that otherwise would be.

analysis is complete, trackers have been filed.
Closing.


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