CVE-2020-14954 Detail

Current Description

Mutt before 1.14.4 and NeoMutt before 2020-06-19 have a STARTTLS buffering issue that affects IMAP, SMTP, and POP3. When a server sends a "begin TLS" response, the client reads additional data (e.g., from a man-in-the-middle attacker) and evaluates it in a TLS context, aka "response injection."


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.9 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.mutt.org/pipermail/mutt-announce/Week-of-Mon-20200615/000023.html Mailing List  Vendor Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2020-06/msg00064.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2020-06/msg00070.html
http://www.mutt.org/ Vendor Advisory 
https://github.com/neomutt/neomutt/commit/fb013ec666759cb8a9e294347c7b4c1f597639cc Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/neomutt/neomutt/releases/tag/20200619 Release Notes  Third Party Advisory 
https://gitlab.com/muttmua/mutt/-/commit/c547433cdf2e79191b15c6932c57f1472bfb5ff4 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://gitlab.com/muttmua/mutt/-/issues/248 Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/06/msg00039.html
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/06/msg00040.html
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/EFMEILCBKMZRRZDMUGWLVN4PQQ4VTAZE/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/K3LXFVPTLK4PNHL6MPKJNJQJ25CH7GLQ/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4403-1/
https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4707 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4708 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-74 Improper Neutralization of Special Elements in Output Used by a Downstream Component ('Injection') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-14954
NVD Published Date:
06/21/2020
NVD Last Modified:
07/03/2020
Source:
MITRE