GLSA 201310-02: isync: Man-in-the-Middle attack
Posted on: 10/06/2013 08:46 AM

An isync security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

GLSA 201310-02: isync: Man-in-the-Middle attack


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201310-02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: isync: Man-in-the-Middle attack
Date: October 05, 2013
Bugs: #458420
ID: 201310-02

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in isync could allow remote attackers to perform
man-in-the-middle attacks.

Background
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isync is an IMAP and MailDir mailbox synchronizer.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-mail/isync < 1.0.6 >= 1.0.6

Description
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isync does not properly verify the server's hostname against the CN
field in the SSL certificate.

Impact
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A remote server could perform man-in-the-middle attacks to disclose
passwords or obtain other sensitive information.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All isync users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/isync-1.0.6"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2013-0289
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-0289

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201310-02.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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