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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN233-1 : 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 :

Steve Fosdick discovered a remote Denial of Service vulnerability in
fetchmail. When using fetchmail in 'multidrop' mode, a malicious email
server could cause a crash by sending an email without any headers.
Since fetchmail is commonly called automatically (with cron, for
example), this crash could go unnoticed.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- fetchmail-6.2.5-13ubuntu3.2 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- fetchmail-ssl-6.2.5-13ubuntu3.2 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- fetchmailconf-6.2.5-13ubuntu3.2 (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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