Slackware 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : fetchmail security update (SSA:2003-300-02)

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Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

Fetchmail is a mail-retrieval and forwarding utility. Upgraded
fetchmail packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and
-current. These fix a vulnerability where a specially crafted email
could crash fetchmail, preventing the user from downloading or
forwarding their email.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?2c23d122

Solution :

Update the affected fetchmail package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18731 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0792