CVE-2007-1558

NameCVE-2007-1558
DescriptionThe APOP protocol allows remote attackers to guess the first 3 characters of a password via man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks that use crafted message IDs and MD5 collisions. NOTE: this design-level issue potentially affects all products that use APOP, including (1) Thunderbird 1.x before 1.5.0.12 and 2.x before 2.0.0.4, (2) Evolution, (3) mutt, (4) fetchmail before 6.3.8, (5) SeaMonkey 1.0.x before 1.0.9 and 1.1.x before 1.1.2, (6) Balsa 2.3.16 and earlier, (7) Mailfilter before 0.8.2, and possibly other products.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1300-1, DSA-1305-1, DTSA-46-1, DTSA-47-1
NVD severitylow

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
balsa (PTS)jessie2.4.12-1fixed
stretch2.4.12-3fixed
bullseye, sid, buster2.5.6-2fixed
claws-mail (PTS)jessie (security), jessie3.11.1-3+deb8u1fixed
stretch3.14.1-3fixed
buster3.17.3-2fixed
bullseye, sid3.17.4-2fixed
fetchmail (PTS)jessie6.3.26-1fixed
stretch6.3.26-3fixed
buster6.4.0~beta4-3fixed
bullseye, sid6.4.1-1fixed
icedove (PTS)jessie1:52.3.0-4~deb8u2fixed
mailfilter (PTS)jessie0.8.3-1fixed
stretch0.8.6-2fixed
bullseye, sid, buster0.8.6-3fixed
mutt (PTS)jessie1.5.23-3fixed
jessie (security)1.5.23-3+deb8u1fixed
stretch (security), stretch1.7.2-1+deb9u1fixed
buster1.10.1-2.1fixed
bullseye1.12.2-1fixed
sid1.12.2-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
balsasource(unstable)2.3.17-1unimportant
claws-mailsource(unstable)2.9.1-1unimportant
fetchmailsource(unstable)6.3.8-1unimportant
fetchmailsourceetch6.3.6-1etch3
iceapesource(unstable)1.1.2-1
iceapesourceetch1.0.9-0etch1DSA-1300-1
iceapesourcelenny1.0.10~pre070720-0etch1+lenny1DTSA-47-1
icedovesource(unstable)2.0.0.4-1
icedovesourceetch1.5.0.12.dfsg1-0etch1DSA-1305-1
icedovesourcelenny1.5.0.12.dfsg1-0etch1+lenny1DTSA-46-1
mailfiltersource(unstable)0.8.2-1unimportant
muttsource(unstable)1.5.18-6unimportant

Notes

Affects various clients, but no practical security implications
MFSA2007-15
i couldn't pinpoint exact mutt fixed version, but lenny's version has the
patch and etch's version does not (http://dev.mutt.org/trac/ticket/2846)

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