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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2005-640: fetchmail

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the fetchmail packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


Updated fetchmail packages that fix a security flaw are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Fetchmail is a remote mail retrieval and forwarding utility.

A buffer overflow was discovered in fetchmail's POP3 client. A malicious
server could cause send a carefully crafted message UID and cause fetchmail
to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code as the user running
fetchmail. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the
name CVE-2005-2335 to this issue.

Users of fetchmail should update to this erratum package which contains a
backported patch to correct this issue.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-640.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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