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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated Fetchmail packages are available for Red Hat Linux Advanced
Server which close a remotely-exploitable vulnerability in unpatched
versions of Fetchmail prior to 6.2.0.
[Updated 06 Feb 2003] Added fixed packages for Advanced Workstation
Fetchmail is a remote mail retrieval and forwarding utility intended
for use over on-demand TCP/IP links such as SLIP and PPP connections.
A bug has been found in the header parsing code in versions of
Fetchmail prior to 6.2.0.
The bug allows a remote attacker to crash Fetchmail and potentially
execute arbitrary code by sending a carefully crafted email which is
parsed by Fetchmail.
All users of Fetchmail are advised to upgrade to the errata packages
containing a backported fix which corrects this issue.
See also :
Update the affected fetchmail and / or fetchmailconf packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 12342 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2002-1365
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