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)stretch2.4.12-3fixed
buster2.5.6-2+deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid2.6.1-1fixed
claws-mail (PTS)stretch3.14.1-3fixed
buster3.17.3-2fixed
bullseye, sid3.17.8-1fixed
fetchmail (PTS)stretch6.3.26-3fixed
buster6.4.0~beta4-3fixed
bullseye, sid6.4.14-1fixed
mailfilter (PTS)stretch0.8.6-2fixed
buster0.8.6-3fixed
bullseye, sid0.8.7-1fixed
mutt (PTS)stretch1.7.2-1+deb9u3fixed
stretch (security)1.7.2-1+deb9u4fixed
buster1.10.1-2.1+deb10u3fixed
buster (security)1.10.1-2.1+deb10u2fixed
bullseye, sid2.0.2-1fixed

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
fetchmailsourceetch6.3.6-1etch3
fetchmailsource(unstable)6.3.8-1unimportant
iceapesourceetch1.0.9-0etch1DSA-1300-1
iceapesourcelenny1.0.10~pre070720-0etch1+lenny1DTSA-47-1
iceapesource(unstable)1.1.2-1
icedovesourceetch1.5.0.12.dfsg1-0etch1DSA-1305-1
icedovesourcelenny1.5.0.12.dfsg1-0etch1+lenny1DTSA-46-1
icedovesource(unstable)2.0.0.4-1
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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