This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
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.
See also :
Update the affected fetchmail and / or fetchmailconf packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 19297 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-2335