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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200403-10] Fetchmail 6.2.5 fixes a remote DoS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Fetchmail 6.2.5 fixes a remote DoS

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200403-10
(Fetchmail 6.2.5 fixes a remote DoS)


Fetchmail versions 6.2.4 and earlier can be crashed by sending a
specially-crafted email to a fetchmail user. This problem occurs because
Fetchmail does not properly allocate memory for long lines in an incoming
email.

Impact

Fetchmail users who receive a malicious email may have their fetchmail
program crash.

Workaround

While a workaround is not currently known for this issue, all users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of fetchmail.

References:
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/13450
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2003-0792


Solution:
Fetchmail users should upgrade to version 6.2.5 or later:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-mail/fetchmail-6.2.5"
# emerge ">=net-mail/fetchmail-6.2.5"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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