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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN215-1 : fetchmail vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
fetchmail vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- fetchmail
- fetchmail-ssl
- fetchmailconf


Description :

Thomas Wolff and Miloslav Trmac discovered a race condition in the
fetchmailconf program. The output configuration file was initially
created with insecure permissions, and secure permissions were applied
after writing the configuration into the file. During this time, the
file was world readable on a standard system (unless the user manually
tightened his umask setting), which could expose email passwords to
local users.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- fetchmail-6.2.5-13ubuntu3.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- fetchmail-ssl-6.2.5-13ubuntu3.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- fetchmailconf-6.2.5-13ubuntu3.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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